Well I am saint or Mahatma but drinking is bad habit and you should coup up with it. Btw The people of Mumbai and Maharashtra have an extra dry day on May 1st due to Maharashtra Day, the Maharashtra State Formation Day. Here is the list of all dry Days from 2021 to 2022 to 2025 during which the sales of alcohol are not allowed for people of India and Mumbai. I have included the list of dry days for next five years. Save or bookmark this page for future.
Save this list and respect the decorum of Dry days and please avoid drinking for a good health. Most Indian states celebrate dry days on important national festivals and occasions such as Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October). Certain days where the sale of alcohol in a state is not allowed are declared by the government as a so-called dry day. Banned days are also announced when elections are held in the state.
What is the dry day?
A dry day is a day where the government bans the sale of alcohol in shops, clubs and bars on a particular day or day marked by a festival or election day. In India, including Delhi and Mumbai, Mumbai tops the list of the dry days of the year in the first month of the year. It is a certain date in the calendar year when bars and liquor stores close for sale.
Dry days in India are associated with days of religious or national significance on which the sale of alcohol is prohibited throughout the country, except in selected cities and states. This list for next 5 years from 2021 to 2025 of dry days for India and Mumbai will help you set the exact day when you cannot buy alcohol in local bars and shops.
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List of Dry Days in Mumbai for year 2021
10th (Tuesday) – Muharram
15th (Sunday) – Independence Day
30th (Monday) – Janmashthami
10th (Friday) – Ganesh Chaturthi
19th (Sunday) – Anant Chaturdashi
2nd (Saturday) – Gandhi Jayanti
8th (Friday) – Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)
15th (Friday) – Dussehra
18th (Monday) – Eid-e-Milad
20th (Wednesday) – Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
4th (Thursday) – Diwali
14th (Sunday) – Kartiki Ekadashi
19th (Friday) – Guru Nanak Jayanti
25th (Saturday) – Christmas
List of Dry day in Mumbai and India for Year 2022 to year 2025 (Five Years)
|Festivals and Occasions||Year 2022||Year 2023||Year 2024||Year 2025|
|Makar Sankranti||14 January, Saturday||14 January, Sunday||14 January, Monday||14 January, Tuesday|
|Republic Day||26 January, Thursday||26 January, Friday||26 January, Saturday||26 January, Sunday|
|Shaheed Diwas||30 January, Monday||30 January, Tuesday||30 January, Wednesday||30 January, Thursday|
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||19 February, Saturday||19 February, Sunday||19 February, Monday||19 February, Wednesday|
|Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti||26 February, Saturday||15 February, Wednesday||5 March, Tuesday||23 February, Sunday|
|Mahashivratri||1 March, Tuesday||18 February, Saturday||8 March, Friday||26 February, Wednesday|
|Holi||18 March, Friday||8 March, Wednesday||25 March, Monday||14 March, Friday|
|Good Friday||15 April, Friday||7 April, Friday||29 March, Friday||18 April, Friday|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||14 April, Thursday||14 April, Friday||14 April, Saturday||14 April, Monday|
|Ram Navami||10 April, Sunday||30 March, Thursday||17 April, Wednesday||6 April, Sunday|
|Mahavir Jayanti||14 April, Thursday||4 April, Tuesday||21 April, Sunday||10 April, Thursday|
|Maharashtra Day||1 May, Saturday||1 May, Sunday||1 May, Monday||1 May, Wednesday|
|Eid ul-Fitr||3 May, Tuesday||22 April, Saturday||10 April, Wednesday||31 March, Monday|
|Ashadi Ekadashi||10 July, Sunday||29 June, Thursday||17 July, Wednesday||6 July, Sunday|
|Guru Purnima||13 July, Wednesday||3 July, Monday||21 July, Sunday||10 July, Thursday|
|Muharram||8 August, Monday||28 July, Friday||17 July, Wednesday||6 July, Sunday|
|Independence Day||15 August, Monday||15 August, Tuesday||15 August, Wednesday||15 August, Friday|
|Janmashthami||18,19 Aug, Tue, Fri||6,7 Sep, Wed, Thu||26 August, Monday||15,16 Aug, Fri, Sat|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||31 August Wednesday||19 September, Sat||7 Sept, Saturday||27 August, Wednesday|
|Anant Chaturdashi||9 September, Friday||28 September, Thursday||17 September, Tuesday||6 September, Saturday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2 October, Sunday||2 October, Monday||2 October, Tuesday||2 October, Thursday|
|Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)||8 October, Saturday||8 October, Sunday||8 October, Monday||8 October, Wednesday|
|Dussehra||5 October, Wednesday||24 October, Tuesday||12 October, Saturday||2 October, Thursday|
|Eid-e-Milad||9 October, Sunday||28 September, Thursday||17 September, Tuesday||6, September, Saturday|
|Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti||9 October, Sunday||28 October, Saturday||17 October, Thursday||7 October, Tuesday|
|Diwali||24 October, Monday||12 November, Sunday||1 November, Friday||20 October, Monday|
|Kartiki Ekadashi||4 November, Friday||23 November, Thursday||12 November, Tuesday||2 November, Sunday|
|Guru Nanak Jayanti||8 November, Tuesday||27 November, Monday||15 November, Friday||5 November, Wednesday|
|Christmas||25 December, Sunday||25 December, Monday||25 December, Tuesday||25 December, Thursday|
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Concept of Dry Day in India and respective states
A dry day is a religious or national festival when alcohol is not on sale in bars, pubs and liquor stores. The only thing we have in common with that long list of dry days in Mumbai in 2020 is that we won’t get our favourite booze like any other day. We want to prepare you for these dark days so that you do not run out of alcohol at the last minute.
Many states, including Maharashtra, strictly abide by the alcohol ban for a week for festivals, religious celebrations and national holidays like Gandhi Jayanti, Mahalaya Amavasya, Dussehra, Eid-e-Milad, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti and so on. This is a gesture of goodwill rather than a blanket ban on the sale of alcohol. Maharashtra has nine official dry days in the calendar year on which the district collectors are authorized to prohibit the sale and distribution of spirits during general elections and elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly as a rule of the 1949 Maharashtra Prohibition Act.