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Dry Days List 2023: Liquor shops will remain closed for 22 days in 2023

The day, which is a doomsday for tipplers, is called Dry Day.
06:04 PM Dec 30, 2022 IST | APN Live
dry days list 2023  liquor shops will remain closed for 22 days in 2023

Within a day, we are going to enter New Year 2023. People will clink glasses on the New Year’s eve from Saturday evening itself. Liquor sales increase in the country on the occasion of New Year’s celebration.


But there are many such days when the sale of liquor will remain prohibited in the country. The day, which is a doomsday for tipplers, is called Dry Day.

So, let’s take a look at how many dry days will be observed in the year 2023. That is, on some days there will be no sale of liquor. Because many times after reaching the liquor shop, people come to know that the day was declared a dry day.


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Check the complete list here:


 DateOccasion Where?
January 14Makar SakrantiIn some states
January 26Constitution DayAll over India
January 30Martyrs DayAll over India
March 08HoliIn some states
March 30RamnavmiIn some states
April 04Mahavir JayantiIn some states
April 07Good Friday 
April 14Ambedkar Jayanti 
April 22Eid-ul-Fitr 
June 29Ashadhi EkadashiIn some states
July 03Guru PoornimaIn some states
July 29Muharram 
August 15Independence DayAll over India
September 06JanmashtamiIn some states
September 19Ganesh ChaturthiIn some states
September 28Ananth chaturdashi & Eid-E-MiladIn some states
October 02Gandhi JayantiAll over India
October 24DussehraIn some states
October 28Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 
November 12DiwaliAll over India
November 27GuruparvIn some states
December 25Christmas 

All the states in India have declared major national festivals and the days of Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) as dry days.

Apart from these dates, there is a dry day in different states according to local festivals and anniversaries. Even a city can also have a dry day. All the liquor shops there remain closed. Apart from this, the areas where voting is to be held, there too, the sale of liquor is banned for 48 hours in advance.

States like Bihar and Gujarat are dry states, where the sale of alcohol is officially prohibited. According to the holidays in different states of the country, some special days of the year are kept as Dry Day.

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