What are dry days?
Dry days are the specific days on which the sale or service of liquor is not permitted. There are three types of dry days.
- National Dry Day: When the sale of alcohol through wine stores/liquor stores/service and (or) sale or service of alcohol through pubs, hotels, and restaurants in all their forms are not allowed in all states of India. These are:
- 26th January: Republic Day
- 15th August: Independence Day
- 2nd October: Gandhi Jayanti
- Additional Dry Days: The sale of alcohol is not permitted through liquor stores. However, alcohol can be served in hotels, bars, and restaurants.
- Dry days in the state: The sale of alcohol/serving alcohol through pubs, hotels, and restaurants is not permitted on the day of the election of the State or during some important occasions (listed below).
LIST OF DRY DAYS IN MUMBAI 2022
January 14: Makar Sankranti
January 26: Republic Day
January 30: Shaheed Diwas (Maharashtra)
February 15: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
February 18: Mahashivratri
February 19: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
February 26: Maharishi Dayanand Jayanti
March 8: Holi
March 30: Ram Navami
April 04: Mahavir Jayanti
April 07: Good Friday
April 14: Ambedkar Jayanti
April 22: Eid ul-Fitr
No dry days
June 29: Ashadi Ekadashi
July 03: Guru Purnima
July 29: Muharram
August 15: Independence Day
September 6: Krishna Janmashtami
September 19: Ganesh Chaturthi
September 28: Anant Chaturdashi & Eid-E-Milad
October 2: Gandhi Jayanti
October 8: Prohibition Week
October 24: Dussehra
October 28: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
November 12: Diwali
November 23: Kartiki Ekadashi
November 27: Guru Nanak Jayanti
December 25: Christmas Day
Sometimes during Christmas days selling of liquor is prohibited but for every update visit the official excise and customs affairs dept. Mumbai. Website: https://www.maharashtra.gov.in/1080/Sitemap
Recently, the MAHA government announced that they will be returning to the previous practice of state and public holidays of dry days in the state, which had been reduced to only three under the previous excise regime: January 26, August 15, and October 2. Festivals and election days are marked by “dry days” when the government prohibits selling alcohol.
RESTRICTED DAYS DEKHNE KE BAAD ENJOY FULL DAY AND PARTY HARD. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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