Here’s Your Cheat Sheet To The Dry Days In India 2021

Humka Pini Hai Pini Hai Humka Pini Hai ! 

Okay, but you can’t. It’s a Dry Day today!

Imagine you’re out & about, planning your night, and boom, you discover it’s a dry day. How would you feel? Betrayed, baffled, and bitter, right?

It is one thing that hurts more than a breakup. 

So before you make fancy plans and hit your favorite resto-bar make sure to keep a tab on these “dry days” so you may never go back home sober. 

Especially when 2020 was itself a dry year for all of us. 

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What Is A Dry Day?

For the teetotalers reading this article, dry days are the few days in the year where the sale of alcohol is not allowed either all over the country or in some states and cities. A dry day is generally declared on a day of national or religious importance. However, they can also be observed on election dates of the specific state. 

In a month, there can be a maximum of four dry days. We can observe 32 Dry Days in 2021. 

Remember these days by heart so that you never face disappointment. 

 Check out the list and stock up in advance for those upcoming house parties you’re gonna have because we completely believe in this popular saying, “better to be drunk than sober”.

List of Dry Days in 2021:


  1. 14 January, Thursday: Makar Sankranti
  2. 26 January, Tuesday: Republic Day
  3. 30 January, Saturday: Martyrs’ Day


  1. 19 February, Friday: Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahavir Jayanti
  2. 27 February, Saturday: Guru Ravidas Jayanti (dry day in Delhi only)


  1. 8 March, Monday: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
  2. 11 March, Thursday: Maha Shivratri
  3. 29 March, Monday: Holi


  1. 2 April, Friday: Good Friday
  2. 14 April, Wednesday: Ambedkar Jayanti
  3. 21 April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
  4. 25 April, Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti


  1. 1 May, Saturday: Maharashtra Day (Maharashtra)
  2. 12 May, Wednesday: Eid ul-Fitr
  3. 13 May, Thursday: Eid ul-Fitr


  1. 20 July, Tuesday: Ashadi Ekadashi (Maharashtra)
  2. 24 July, Saturday: Guru Purnima (Delhi, Maharashtra)


  1. 10 August, Tuesday: Muharram
  2. 15 August, Sunday: Independence Day
  3. 30 August, Monday: Janmashtami


  1. 10 September, Friday: Ganesh Chaturthi
  2. 19 September, Sunday: Anant Chaturdashi (Maharashtra)


  1. 2 October, Saturday: Gandhi Jayanti
  2. 8 October, Friday: Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)
  3. 15 October, Friday: Dussehra
  4. 18 October, Monday: Eid-e-Milad
  5. 20 October, Wednesday: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti


  1. 4 November, Thursday: Diwali
  2. 14 November, Sunday: Kartiki Ekadashi
  3. 19 November, Friday: Guru Nanak Jayanti
  4. 24 November, Wednesday: Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day (Dry days in Delhi and Punjab)


         25 December, Saturday: Christmas

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