A Complete List Of 2018′s Dry Days – May You Never Go Sober - Homegrown

A Complete List Of 2018′s Dry Days – May You Never Go Sober

Dry days—the holidays you will come to dread, if you weren’t smart enough to stock your bar up beforehand, that is.

Around 10 days of the year, we receive a pretty special phone call from our local wine shop, Deepak Wines. “Madam/ Sirji, kal dry day hai,” they warn us, checking in to see what we’d like to stock up with. The parental concern is almost palpable, and we couldn’t be more grateful for it. But not everybody is lucky enough to have such a responsible Wine Shop around the corner, so we decided to make things just a little bit easier for you. In our country, as per the Alcohol Laws of India, we have a series of dry days, depending on the state you live in. While the need for dry days during things like election days are not lost on us, there are several others that seem utterly ridiculous.

So as 2018 kicks off, here’s our resolution. Dry days will not stop us from drinking to our fill, and making merry. For those who wish to undertake this oath with us, here’s a list of days when you’re unlikely to find alcohol anywhere. Mark the dates on your calendar, so you can stock up in advance:

January 2018

January 14: Makar Sankranti (in select cities)
January 21: Guru Ravidas Jayanti (in Delhi)
January 26: Republic Day
January 30: Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (in Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and 1 UT – Andaman & Nicobar Island)

February 2018

February 10: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
February 13: Maha Shivratri

March 2018

March 2: Holi
March 4: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (in Maharashtra)
March 25: Ram Navami
March 29: Mahavir Jayanti

April 2018

April 30: Buddha Purnima

May 2018

May 1: Maharashtra Day (in Maharashtra)

June 2018

June 14 and 15: Eid Ul Fitr

July 2018

July 23: Ashadi Ekadashi (in Maharashtra)
July 27: Guru Purnima

August 2018

August 15: Independence Day
August 21: Bakrid
August 26: Raksha Bandhan (in select cities)

September 2018

September 2: Janmashtami
September 13: Ganesh Chaturthi (in select states/UTs)
September 21: Muharram
September 23: Ganesh Visarjan (in Maharashtra)

October 2018

October 2: Mahatma Jayanti
October 8: Prohibition Week (in Maharashtra)
October 19: Dussehra
October 24: Valmiki Jayanti

November 2018

November 7: Diwali
November 21: Id-e-Milad
November 23: Guru Nanak Jayanti
November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

December 2018

December 25: Christmas, Guru Purab

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