Dry Days in 2023. Days on which no Liquor will be Sold by Retail Outlets, Hotel Chains and Restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, NCR and other Cities in 2023 India
What is a Dry Day?:- When Alcohol Sale / Serving is Ban. There are 3 Types of Dry Days
National Dry Day (^^): Where both Sale of Alcohol by Wine Shops / Liquor Shops/ Serving and /or Sale or Serving of Alcohol by Pubs, Hotels, Restaurants in all forms is Prohibited in all Cities / States of India. India has 3 National Dry Days :- Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
Other Dry Day: But - other than these 3 National Dry Days on other dry days - Sale of Alcohol is banned and thus Liquor Shops are closed, but Hotels, Bars and Restaurants can serve in Alcohol within there premises (unless a Notification came from State Excise department came in for Stopping sale of Alcohol)
State Level Dry Day: Apart from it - Sale of Alcohol / Serving of Alcohol by Pubs. Hotels, Restaurants will also be banned on State Election Day if any in respective States.
2023 Elections to be Held in:
where Dry Day will be complete observed in above State on Election Day of Constituency with Sale of Liquor Banned in all Pubs, Hotels and Bars.
Below is the list of Dry Days in 2023
|2023 Dry Days 1st Half (January to June)||Occasion (Reason for Dry Day)|
|14th January||Makar Sakranti - in some cities|
|26th January ^^||Republic Day|
|30th January||Martyr Day as Assassination of Father of Nation - MK Gandhi (in 3 States - Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and 1 UT - Andaman & Nicobar Island)|
|5th February||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|15th February||Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti|
|18th February||Maha Shivaratri|
|19th February||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti|
|30th March||Ram Navami|
|4th April||Mahavir Jayanti|
|7th April||Good Friday|
|14th April||Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti|
|22nd April||Idu'l Fitr|
|1st May||Maharashtra Day (For Mumbai, Pune and Cities in Maharashtra)|
|5th May||Buddha Purnima|
|28th June||Bakri Eid|
|29th June||Ashadi Ekadashi (Only in Maharashtra - Mumbai, Pune and other Cities)|
Except 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October and Elections as Dry Day in which Alcohol Sale is ban through Retail Shops, Bars and Hotels, but in most of the other dry Days Restaurants, Hotels and Bars are Open can serve in Beer, Whisky etc. May check with Nearby Bar on same.
Surprisingly - Legal Drinking Age Varies in States in India. While Drinking Alcohol is allowed from age of 18 yrs in Goa - same is permitted from age of 25 in Delhi. While - as per Law in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur etc) - for alcohol consumption - a person should carry a liquor license obtained from Civil Hospital in Maharashtra.
» Age of 18 - Sikkim, UP, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry
» Age of 25 - Punjab, Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Haryana, Maharashtra
» Age of 21 - Delhi and Rest all other States, Only Beer in Maharashtra
Alcohol Sale Banned in - Bihar, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Mizoram
|2023 Dry Days - 2nd Half (July to December)||Occasion (Reason for Dry Day)|
|3rd July||Guru Purnima|
|16th July||Sawan Shivratri (in some cities)|
|15th August ^^||Independence Day|
|19th September||Ganesh Chaturthi (in some Cities)|
|28th September||Ganesh Visarjan (Maharashtra, Andhra)|
|2nd October ^^||Mahatami Gandhi Birthday|
|8th October||Prohibition Week - Mumbai, Pune Thane (Maharashtra)|
|28th October||Valmiki Jayanti|
|23rd November||Kartiki Ekadashi|
|24th November||Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur|
|27th November||Guru Nank Jayanti|
Disclaimer - List might not be comprehensive
Drunken Driving is a Serious Offence in which Court Challan Provision along with Impoundment of Vehicle is Provision is there. Repeat Offense will be Rs. 10,000 Fine + upto 2 yrs Imprisonment. Apart from Fine - Its Risky for Self Own Life to do drunken driving
Offence is applicable for any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving found to have an BAC - Blood alcohol Content level exceeding 30 mg per 100 ml of blood detected by a breath analyzer
Use a Cab Service from Ola / Uber or any other Taxi Provider if you are Drunk - Do not Risk your Life and other Lives
State must have a Alcohol Ban or No Alcohol Ban...
Concept of Dry Day itself should be Ban...
Any way peoples purchase Alcohol in advance or they purchase in black if they forget to stock on Dry Day....
What is the meaning to keep Dry Day in india while major peoples drink on this day...
Hi Gagan ,
Can you tell me , will Five star hotels able to serve you alcohol on dry day ?? i am planning to have a function on May 1 in Mumbai
Hi gagan .. Could you please help me understand the serving restrictions at private functions on these days say the 6th night .. And if it is possible then where ..in delhi ncr ...
Highlighting the Election Commission Notification during Polling :-
> No Liquor should be given or distributed at a hotel, eating house, tavern, shop or any other place, public or private, within polling area, during 48 hrs Period
> No liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other. establishments selling/serving liquor, shall be permitted to sell/serve liquor to anyone whosoever, on the aforesaid days.