Aaj Hum Kutte Ki Tarah Piyenge, remember this dialogue by Shikha Talsania’s character, Meera in 2018’s film, Veere Di Wedding, a movie set in Delhi? You may also plan such a binge-drinking session with your besties this year in 2019, but just make sure it’s not a dry day – a Daru lover’s worst nightmare. Dry Days in India are specific days when the sale of alcohol is prohibited owing to religious festivals and national events. It comes under the alcohol laws of India. There are generic dry days, which are applicable across the country. And then there are few state-specific dry days. Dry Days of 2019 in India will also include Lok Sabha election 2019 dates as prohibited days are also observed on and around voting days. Schedule of which will be announced by Election Commission of India later. Earlier, we had presented you with Dry Days 2019 in Mumbai, and now we bring to you the list of Dry Days in Delhi for the year. Check complete calendar with dates when alcohol will not be for sale in the national capital. List of Dry Days of 2019 in India: Check Dates When Alcohol Will Not Be Available for Sale in Your City.
At the start of every excise year on July 1, the Government of Delhi, notifies the number of Prohibited days when alcohol will not be served in a year. The three national holidays—Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 are always prohibited days. The additional prohibited days aka Dry Days in Delhi in 2019 include Guru Ravidass Jayanti on February 19, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti on February 28, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti or Pargat Diwas on October 13 and Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day on November 24. If you’re a Delhiwala, you will be having a No Alcohol Day on these event days. Do not frown upon, as you will have a no Dry Days on days such as Maharashtra Day, Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary or Martyr’s Day, Shayani Ekadashi, Anant Chaturdashi and Anant Chaturdashi observed in the state of Maharashtra.
This year there are a lesser number of long weekends compared to 2018. And if you do not stock up your bars and happen to make plans on dry days, uh, that’s the saddest thing to do. So check out the full calendar in peace and make sure to jot down the dry day dates carefully.
January 14: Makar Sankranti
January 26: Republic Day
February 19: Guru Ravidass Jayanti (Delhi)
February 28: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
March 4: Maha Shivratri
March 20: Holi
April 14: Ram Navami
April 17: Mahavir Jayanti
May 18: Buddha Purnima
June 4 and 5: Eid-Ul-Fitr
July 12: Ashadi Ekadashi or Shayani Ekadashi
July 16: Guru Purnima
August 11: Bakra Eid (Eid al-Adha)
August 15: Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan
August 24: Krishna Janmashtami
September 2: Ganesh Chaturthi
September 12: Anant Chaturdashi
September 28: Muharram
October 2: Gandhi Jayanti
October 8: Dussehra
October 13: Valmiki Jayanti (Pargat Diwas)
October 27: Diwali
November 8: Kartiki Ekadashi or Prabodhini Ekadashi
November 9 and 10: Eid-Ul-Milad
November 12: Guru Nanak Gurpurab
November 24: Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
December 25: Christmas
Thank us later folks. But first fill up your stocks, because an awesome party is incomplete without rum, whiskey, and tons of beer pints. Yes, before getting on with the motivational speeches, you need these magic potions in your system. Hope the above Dry Days 2019 Calendar will help you with it.