A Complete List Of 2019’s Dry Days In Pune – May You Never Go Sober

A Complete List Of 2019’s Dry Days In Pune – 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.

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 14-15: Makar Sankranti

January 26: Republic Day

January 30: Martyr Day

February 10: Swami Dayanand and Saraswati Jayanti

February 19: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

March 4: Maha Shivratri

March 20: Holi

April 14: Ram Navami and Ambedkar Jayanti

April 17: Mahavir Jayanti

April 19: Good Friday

May 1: Maharashtra Day

May 12: Buddha Purnima/ Vesak

June 4-5 : Eid-ul-fitr

July 12: Ashadhi Ekadashi

July 16: Guru Purnima

August 11-12: Bakrid

August 15: Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan

August 24: Krishna Janmashtami

September 2: Ganesh Chaturthi

September 12: Ganesh Visarjan

September 28: Muharram

October 2: Gandhi Jayanti

October 8: Dussehra

October 13: Valmiki Jayanti

October 27: Diwali

November 9-10: Id-e-milad

November 12: Guru Purab

November 23: Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

December 25: Christmas

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