Dry Days in India 2024: Check the Full List of All No-liquor Days (Updated)

Dry Days in India 2024 – Check the Full List of All No-liquor Days (Updated): Here we are with the complete and updated list of dry days in India. Dry days mean all the liquor shops in India will remain closed because of the ban on alcohol by the government. As per the Government of India and the excise department of the state government sale of the liquor will be prohibited in India on a dry day. On a dry day, selling liquor is prohibited in restaurants and pubs in India.

Although, there are different policies made by state governments for the dry day in the individual states of India. But states must have to follow the rules of the central government on dry days. Liquor lovers in India must want to know about the upcoming dry day and they basically search online for the info about the next dry day in their state. That is the main reason we are publishing a complete and updated List of Dry Days in India 2024 as per the government.


About Dry Days in India 2024

Here comes a question why do we need to know about the declared dry day in India? As we all know that all the year lots of festivals are celebrated in India. Every festival has its own significance with religion. Consuming liquor at the festival is prohibited by the religious guru in India. Sometimes government and police authorities would like to prevent society from drunk people at festivals or events. Below are the details of the Dry Day List in India 2024.

List of All Dry Days in India 2024 – Overview
The Subject of the Discussion Dry days in India
Publisher of dry days Government of India
Authority Excise Department
Date of publishing Dry day list January 2024
Starting of Dry days Rule in India 1996
Total Dry Days in India 2024 Year 27
Types of Dry Day 3

List of the Dry Days In India 2023

Reason Behind Dry Days in India

India is a land of diversity with different religions. All religions have different beliefs about consuming liquor. Consuming liquor is prohibited in lots of religions. There are my peace days we celebrate in India like Independence day, Republic day, Gandhi Jayanti, etc. The government declared a dry day on some festivals to peace in society also.

National Dry Days in India 2024-25

The government of India declared dry days on national holidays. These are the festivals that are celebrated nationally in India. So, as per the government orders liquor sale is not allowed all over India on national holidays.

Below is the list of National Dry Days in India 2024-25:

  1. Republic Day => 26 January, Every year
  2. Mahavir Jayanti & Ambedkar Jayanti
  3. Independence Day => 15 August, Every year
  4. Gandhi Jayanti => 2 October, Every Year

Full List of Dry Days in India 2024 (Updated)

According to the Hindu calendar, the date of the Hindu festival is celebrated on different days every year. That’s why the government of India every year publish a new list of dry day according to the date of the celebration of the festivals.

Here check the Full List of All No-liquor Days 2024 PDF Download:

List of Dry Days in India 2024 (No Liquor Day List in India)
Month Dry Day
January 2024 15 January, Monday: Makar Sankranti
26 January, Friday: Republic Day
30 January, Wednesday: Shaheed Diwas (only in Maharashtra)
February 19 February, Monday: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (only in Maharashtra)
March 5 March, Tuesday: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
8 March, Friday: Shivratri
25 March, Monday: Holi
29 March, Friday: Good Friday
April 10 April, Wednesday: Eid ul-Fitr
14 April, Saturday: Ambedkar Jayanti
17 April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
21 April, Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti
May 1 May, Monday: Maharashtra Day (only in Maharashtra)
July 17 July, Wednesday: Muharram and Ashadi Ekadashi
21 July, Sunday: Guru Purnima
August 15 August, Wednesday: Independence Day
26 August, Monday: Janmashthami
September 7 September, Saturday: Ganesh Chaturthi (only in Maharashtra)
17 September, Tuesday: Eid-e-Milad and Anant Chaturdashi
October 2 October, Tuesday: Gandhi Jayanti
8 October, Monday: Prohibition Week (only in Maharashtra)
12 October, Saturday: Dussehra
17 October, Thursday: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
November 1 November, Friday: Diwali
12 November, Tuesday: Kartiki Ekadashi
15 November, Friday: Guru Nanak Jayanti
December 25 December, Tuesday: Christmas

Types of Dry Days in India

There are three types of dry in India. These are divided as per the central government orders, state government orders, and other special occasion dry days. The election commission is also responsible to release GO for special occasions a dry day in selected areas of cities.

Below is the list and details of the types of dry days in India:

  1. National Dry Days
  2. State-Level Dry Days
  3. Special or Other Dry Days

NOTE – The legal age for consuming alcohol is 21 years in Delhi NCR. While in some states, the legal age for drinking is as low as 18, a few have it at the upper limit of 25. Always carry a valid ID proof while visiting a pub/ bar lounge in order to avoid inconvenience.

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