List of Dry Days in India 2017


Dry Days are national days and election days in India that are declared alcohol-free. Booze-loving Indians usually stock up on their favourite drinks a day or two before a Dry Day as alcohol shops close their doors on these important days in the national calendar.

The consumption of alcohol still frowned upon and many national days are also linked to religious holidays, leading to the creation of these observed Dry Days in India.

Here’s a list of 2017 Dry Days to plan your social life and travels:

  • January 26: Republic Day
  • January 30: Martyrs Day (observed in Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan)
  • February 21: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
  • February 22: Guru Ravidas Jayanti
  • May 1: Maharashtra Day
  • July 4: Ashadhi Ekadashi
  • August 15: Independence Day
  • September 2: Bakri Id
  • September 5: Anant Chaturdashi
  • October 2: Gandhi Jayanti
  • October 19: Diwali
  • October 8: Prohibition Week
  • December 2: Id-E-Milad

Did we miss any? Please tweet us @DrinksFeedIN and we’ll add to this list.