We are almost in the middle of the year, and as a regular practice, we’re looking for holidays. Holidays are a refreshing time when we spend time with our beloved ones. Apart from being avid travellers, introverts also like to enjoy some me-time. Although you enjoy taking leaves or enjoying the holidays from your office, there are certain times when Indians are not allowed to booze. Yes, you guessed it right! They are the dry days. On a Dry Day, the sale and serving of alcohol in bars, cafes, hotels and taverns are restricted. This article will bring you the list of Dry Days in July. Dry Days 2024 in Delhi: Liquor Shops to Remain Closed in National Capital on These Days Between April to June for Festivals, Lok Sabha Elections 2024; Check Full List of Dates.

July is the mid-month of the year, and in order to celebrate the journey we have made through half the year, you need a glass of cold beer or smooth whiskey. Boozing is one of the significant options for enjoying your party; however, you should note the dry days in July to avoid any last moment plan cancellation. Dry Day in India is observed on national concerns such as Independence Day, Gandhi Jyanti, Republic Day, etc. If you are a citizen of India and wondering about the Dry Day, we have you covered for this month. Take a look:

July 17: Muharram and Ashadi Ekadashi

Muharram is considered to be the period of recalling and mourning the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain by the Shia Muslim community. They start mourning from the first night of Muharram and continues for the next 2 months and 8 days. The community wears black clothes which denotes the colour of grief. This day is observed as the Dry day.

Ashadi Ekadashi, also known as Shayani Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day of the bright fortnight falling on Ashadha, the Hindu month. This occasion is holy to Vaishnavas, the followers of the Hindu preserver deity, as it is believed that on this day, the deity's sleep commences.

July 21: Guru Purnima

It is the day to honour all the teachers or gurus in our lives. In the Hindu calendar , it falls on the full moon day in the month of Ashada. According to mythology, Guru Purnima can be traced back to the birth of the sage Ved Vyasa, who is said to be the author of Mahabharata and the Puranas. The availability of alcohol on hotels, bars, pubs and stores will be restricted.

As you plan your celebrations and gatherings in July, you must be aware of the designated Dry Days to avoid any last-minute surprises. Although boozing can be a delightful way to unwind and enjoy yourself with family and friends, respecting the cultural and national sentiments associated with Dry Days is equally essential.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 24, 2024 05:08 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).