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Dry Days in 2024. No Alcohol Days in Delhi Mumbai in 2024 India

Dry Days in 2024. No Alcohol Days in Delhi Mumbai in 2024 India

Dry Days in 2024. Days on which no Liquor will be Sold by Retail Outlets, Hotel Chains and Restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, NCR and other Cities in 2024 India

 

Dry Days in 2024 in 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 Elections as per Election Calendar from 1st April 2024 to 31st May 2024 in select states

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.

 

List of Dry Days in 2024

Below is the list of Dry Days in 2024

2024 Dry Days 1st Half (January to June) Occasion (Reason for Dry Day)
14th January Makar Sakranti - in some cities
22nd January For Ram Mandir Celebration, dry day will be observed in some states
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)
19th February Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
24th February Guru Ravidas Jayanti
5th March Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
8th March Maha Shivaratri
25th March Holi
29th March Good Friday
4th April Mahavir Jayanti
10th April Id ul Fitr
14th April Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
17th April Ram Navami
1st May Maharashtra Day (For Mumbai, Pune and Cities in Maharashtra)
23rd May Buddha Purnima
17th June Bakri Eid

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.

  

Legal Age of Drinking in India

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 - Mostly all other States except Delhi and Maharashtra, Only Beer in Maharashtra
  • Age of 25 - Delhi

Alcohol Sale Banned in - Bihar, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Mizoram

 

2nd Half

2024 Dry Days - 2nd Half (July to December) Occasion (Reason for Dry Day)
3rd July Guru Purnima
17th July Muhurram (Pan India) & Ashadi Ekadashi (Only in Maharashtra - Mumbai, Pune and other Cities)
21st July Guru Purnima
2nd August Sawan Shivratri (in select states)
15th August ^^ Independence Day
26th August Janmashtami
7th September Ganesh Chaturthi (in some Cities)
16th September Id-e-Milad (Pan India). Also is Ganesh Visarjan (Maharashtra, Andhra)
2nd October ^^ Mahatami Gandhi Birthday
8th October Prohibition Week - Mumbai, Pune Thane (Maharashtra)
12th October Dussehra
17th October Valmiki Jayanti
1st November Diwali
12th November Kartiki Ekadashi
15th November Guru Nank Jayanti
24th November Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
25th December Christmas

Disclaimer - List might not be comprehensive

 

Drinking & Driving Offence

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

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Comments 23

Guest - Mr Booze on Friday, 30 January 2015 22:38

M at a bar... N they told me its dry day. WTF!

M at a bar... N they told me its dry day. WTF!
Guest - himanshu on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:08

Hi Gagan.. Could you please help me out here.. Can you please confirm the dry days for this year's Delhi elections to be held on 7th Feb?? also, are the dry days applicable in Noida & Gurgaon also?? And are the dry days 2 days before the election day?

Hi Gagan.. Could you please help me out here.. Can you please confirm the dry days for this year's Delhi elections to be held on 7th Feb?? also, are the dry days applicable in Noida & Gurgaon also?? And are the dry days 2 days before the election day?
Gagan Modi on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:09

@ Himanshu

Considering precedence for last election
Yes - Dry days will be there in NCR Territory too in closer by cities of adjoining states - UP, Haryana, Rajasthan
Also - yes Dry Days are expected to be from evening of 5th February and expected to continue till 7th February late evening in Delhi - it lasts for 48 hrs

Also - day on which counting will be done will also be marked dry day.

@ Himanshu Considering precedence for last election Yes - Dry days will be there in NCR Territory too in closer by cities of adjoining states - UP, Haryana, Rajasthan Also - yes Dry Days are expected to be from evening of 5th February and expected to continue till 7th February late evening in Delhi - it lasts for 48 hrs Also - day on which counting will be done will also be marked dry day.
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