List Of Dry Days in India 2019

With January comes Republic Day, but for the many tipplers in India comes the first set of dry days of the year. The kind of days where they might just prefer staying Unsobered.  

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What is a Dry Day?

Certain days when the sale of alcohol is not permitted in a state; as declared by the Government, are termed as Dry Days. These days include major national festivals and occasions such as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). The dry days observed for festivals may vary from state to state. In addition to these, dry days are also observed on and around the election.



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Now in order to help you prepare in advance and stock up on the bare necessities of your life, we’ve put together a list of all the dry days for 2019. So make sure you add these to your Whatsapp Party Groups and take care of your alcohol purchases well in advance.


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Also, just in case you can’t keep a tab of the upcoming dry days and want to cross-check without any hassle, head to – https://isitadryday.in/ and it’ll tell you a simple YES or NO.

January 2019

January 15: Makar Sankranti

January 21: Guru Ravidass Jayanti (Delhi)

January 26: Republic Day

January 30: Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary (Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

February 2019

February 10: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

March 2019

March 4: Maha Shivratri/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (Maharashtra)

March 20: Holi

April 2019

April 14: Ram Navami

April 17: Mahavir Jayanti

May 2019

May 1: Maharashtra Day

May 12: Buddha Purnima

June 2019

June 4 and 5: Eid-Ul-Fitr

July 2019

July 16: Guru Purnima

August 2019

August 11: Bakri Eid

August 15: Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan

August 24: Janmashtami

September 2019

September 2: Ganesh Chaturthi

September 28: Muharram

October 2019

October 2: Gandhi Jayanti

October 8: Dussehra

October 13: Valmiki Jayanti

October 27: Diwali

November 2019

November 9 and 10: Eid-Ul-Milad

November 23: Guru Nanak Gurupurab

December 2019

December 25: Christmas