List of Dry Days in Mumbai 2019: Check Complete Calendar With Dates When Alcohol Is Not for Sale in the City
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My dear beer chugging friends, a very Happy New Year 2019. Apart from season’s greetings, we also have a little but a very important gift for you guys. It is the list of dry days 2019 dates in Mumbai! Isn’t it exciting, Mumbaikars? We know, we know, why should you be excited about the dry days. But won’t it be cool to know the ‘No Alcohol Days’ dates in advance to stock alcohol in your home bar? Now, that you know the importance of our little present, let us quickly know about the Dry Days in India and dates when the sale of alcohol will be prohibited in the maximum city in 2019, Check complete 2019 Dry Days calendar when not a drop of liquor will be served in bars and lounges of Mumbai. List of Dry Days of 2019 in India: Check Dates When Alcohol Will Not Be Available for Sale in Your City.

According to the Alcohol Laws in India, Dry Days are specific days when the sale of alcohol is not permitted. It is done to not to hurt religious and national sentiments. This is why, dry days are observed across the country on the three national festivals – Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15 and Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. Then again, dry days are unanimously observed on major religious festivals such as Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Eid and Guru Nanak Gurpurab throughout the country. Prohibition on the sale of alcohol is also in effect when elections and voting are held in the state. Then there are region-specific festivals and important days, when alcohol is not sold. So, if you’re someone living in the state of Maharashtra, you may have few additional dry day dates.

In addition to the fixed list of dry days, Mumbaikars will also be having dry days on account of Martyr’s Day or death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 (Wednesday). The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse. May 1 is also a dry day as the state commemorates Maharashtra Day. Ashadi Ekadashi or Shayani Ekadashi on July 12, Anant Chaturdashi on September 12 and Kartiki Ekadashi or Prabodhini Ekadashi on September 8 are extra dry days in 2019 for residents of Mumbai. Do not worry, there are many dry day dates for other states that will not be applicable for people living in Mumbai. Here’s complete 2019 Calendar of Dry Days in Mumbai.

Check Complete List of Dry Days in India in 2019

January 2019

January 14: Makar Sankranti

January 26: Republic Day

January 30: Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary (Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands), Martyrs' Day of India

February 2019

February 19: Guru Ravidass Jayanti (Delhi)

February 19: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (Maharashtra)

February 28: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

March 2019

March 4: Maha Shivratri

March 20: Holi

April 2019

April 14: Ram Navami

April 17: Mahavir Jayanti

May 2019

May 1: Maharashtra Day

May 18: Buddha Purnima

June 2019

June 4 and 5: Eid-Ul-Fitr

July 2019

July 12: Ashadi Ekadashi or Shayani Ekadashi

July 16: Guru Purnima

August 2019

August 11: Bakra Eid (Eid al-Adha)

August 15: Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan

August 24: Krishna Janmashtami

September 2019

September 2: Ganesh Chaturthi

September 12: Anant Chaturdashi

September 28: Muharram

October 2019

October 2: Gandhi Jayanti

October 8: Dussehra

October 13: Valmiki Jayanti

October 27: Diwali

November 2019

November 8: Kartiki Ekadashi or Prabodhini Ekadashi

November 9 and 10: Eid-Ul-Milad

November 12: Guru Nanak Gurpurab

December 2019

December 25: Christmas

So that was your dry day list for Mumbaikars. There are ten long weekends, and there are several dry days falling on those days. Make sure to get your stock of alcohol and mixers at your home bar, so that you do not have to fret over its lack in your plans. Now go on and sing, "Rum rum rum rum rum… whisky" with utter joy!