With restaurants and bars opening up after the lockdown, it’s only natural for social creatures like us to frequent our favourite hangout places sooner or later. However, you need to take into account the fact that dry days might play spoilsport to your plans if you decide to randomly pick a date to visit your favourite restobar. Keeping that in mind, here’s the complete list of dry days in 2021 that you can bookmark so you’re always prepared!
DRY DAYS IN JANUARY, 2021
14 January, Thursday: Makar Sankranti
26 January, Tuesday: Republic Day
30 January, Saturday: Martyrs’ Day
DRY DAY IN FEBRUARY, 2021
19 February, Friday: Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti
DRY DAYS IN MARCH, 2021
8 March, Monday: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
11 March, Thursday: Maha Shivratri
29 March, Monday: Holi
DRY DAYS IN APRIL, 2021
2 April, Friday: Good Friday
14 April, Wednesday: Ambedkar Jayanti
21 April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
25 April, Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti
DRY DAYS IN MAY, 2021
1 May, Saturday: Maharashtra Day (Maharashtra)
12 May, Wednesday: Eid ul-Fitr
13 May, Thursday: Eid ul-Fitr
HURRAY! NO DRY DAYS IN JUNE, 2021!
DRY DAYS IN JULY, 2021
20 July, Tuesday: Ashadi Ekadashi (Maharashtra)
24 July, Saturday: Guru Purnima (Delhi, Maharashtra)
DRY DAYS IN AUGUST, 2021
10 August, Tuesday: Muharram
15 August, Sunday: Independence Day
30 August, Monday: Janmashtami
DRY DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, 2021
10 September, Friday: Ganesh Chaturthi
19 September, Sunday: Anant Chaturdashi (Maharashtra)
DRY DAYS IN OCTOBER, 2021
2 October, Saturday: Gandhi Jayanti
8 October, Friday: Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)
15 October, Friday: Dussehra
18 October, Monday: Eid-e-Milad
20 October, Wednesday: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
DRY DAYS IN NOVEMBER, 2021
4 November, Thursday: Diwali
14 November, Sunday: Kartiki Ekadashi
19 November, Friday: Guru Nanak Jayanti
24 November, Wednesday: Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day (Delhi, Punjab)
DRY DAY IN DECEMBER, 2021
25 December, Saturday: Christmas
Note: Apart from these, there are elections in states like West Bengal, Assam etc. that will add certain dates to this list. Also, religious festivals whose dates are still unknown will also come under the purview of Dry Days.
This list will be updated from time-to-time to reflect the latest information about Dry Days in 2021. Please consider bookmarking this page.
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Priyanko Sarkar is the Founder Editor of Gurgl.in. He has been a writer for over 15 years and this site is his attempt to document India's growing beverage sector with impactful and interesting stories. His favourite drink is Vietnamese Coffee and his favourite spirit is Turkish Raki.