List of Dry Day Dates of 2020 in Mumbai: People indulge in consuming alcohol/alcoholic beverages on almost every festive occasion and parties, round the year. The year 2020 is going to be no different either it seems. However, if you are an alcohol-lover or someone who loves to booze on such auspicious days, then you should very well know about the Dry Days which will be observed in 2020. If you are searching for Dry Day dates in Mumbai for 2020, then your search should end here. We at LatestLY, bring you the most-precise Dry Day dates in Mumbai this year, for which you stock your quota of booze, alcohol, alcoholic beverages etc. You can download the complete Dry Days 2020 in Mumbai calendar with dates when alcohol will not be available for sale in India. But first, let’s check the definition of Dry Days.
As per the Alcohol Laws prevalent in India, there are specific days, known as ‘Dry Days’, on which the sale/distribution of alcohol/alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Wikipedia definition of a Dry Day is “a specific day when the sale of alcohol is not permitted.” List of Dry Days of 2020 in India: Check Complete Dry Days Calendar With Dates When Alcohol Will Not Be Available for Sale in India.
There are many festive occasion and events around the year on which the sale of liquor/alcohol is banned. The reasons for this ban on the sale of liquor on these festive days are of religious and patriotic sentiments. Different regions observe Dry Days on different days as per their demography. Nonetheless, there are some specific days, like as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), on which there’s a nationwide ban of alcohol sale.
Also, it is a little known fact that one cannot sell liquor/alcohol/alcoholic beverages 48 hours before voting day (Election Day), as that period is considered as Dry Days. Here, you can check the dates, days, festivals, events on which people of Mumbai will be observing Dry Days this year. You can stock in advance some booze as there will be no sale of liquor/alcohol on these specific days.
In January this year, there will be three occasions of Dry Days, i.e. January 15 (Makar Sankranti), January 26 (Republic Day), and January 30 (Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary). In February and March, there will be one observance each, i.e. on February 21 (Maha Shivratri) and March 9 (Holi). In April, there will be two Dry Day occasions, i.e. April 2 (Ram Navami) and April 6 (Mahavir Jayanti). In May, there will be three Dry Days, i.e. May 1 (Maharashtra Day), May 7 (Buddha Purnima) and May 23 (Eid-Ul-Fitr).
In the second half of the year, the Dry Day dates are July 5 and 30, August 15, September 1, October 2, 25, 30 and 31, November 1 and 14, and December 3 and 25. There will be no Dry Day observances in June 2020 in Bengaluru.
Dry Days in Mumbai Time Table 2020: Days, Dates, Schedule Festivals, and Occasions of Dry Days
|1.||January 15||Wednesday||Makar Sankranti|
|2.||January 26||Sunday||Republic Day|
|3.||January 30||Thursday||Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary|
|4.||February 21||Friday||Maha Shivratri|
|6.||April 2||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|7.||April 6||Monday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|9.||May 1||Friday||Maharashtra Day|
|9.||May 7||Thursday||Buddha Purnima|
|11.||July 5||Sunday||Guru Purnima|
|12.||July 31||Friday||Bakra Eid|
|13.||August 15||Saturday||Independence Day|
|15.||October 2||Friday||Mahatma Gandhi|
|18.||October 31||Saturday||Valmiki Jayanti|
|20.||November 14||Saturday||Naraka Chaturdashi / Children’s Day|
It might look 20 odd days to be observed as Dry Days, but then for people who love to booze and consume alcohol on these festive days, it turns out to be a big deal for them. However, on Dry Days, only the sale of liquor/alcohol is banned at wine shops, clubs, bars, farmhouse, restaurants, malls etc., and not its consumption. Hence, booze-lovers and beer-guzzlers can store their quota of wine, brandy, tequila, whiskey, gin, rum, or pints of beer in advance to relish on these ‘Dry Days’.
Disclaimer: We, at Latestly, do not encourage or promote any form of alcohol intake/consumption. The above piece of news is only meant for informative purposes.