Legal Drinking Age In India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Month Date/Festival
January 7, 26 (Republic Day), 30 (Martyrs' Day)
February 7
March 8, Holi
April 7, Good Friday
May 7
June 7
July 7
August 7, 15 (Independence Day)
September 7
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti), 7, Dussherra
November 7
December

 

Besides the days mentioned above, the below days are considered dry days:

  • On the occasion of Muharram.
  • Every calendar month’s last working day.
  • On the occasion of General Elections including Lok Sabha, Municipal Board, Panchayat and By-Elections day and two more preceding days prior to election.
  • A day which the government declares as dray day and notifies for that particular purpose.

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

Month Date
January 26 (Republic Day)
August 15 (Independence Day)
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) 

 

Whenever elections are held in the state, declaration of dry days remains common phenomenon.

 

Delhi

 

Government of Delhi issues annual notification each excise yearto declare total number of dry days. Usually prominent national holidays of January 26, October 2 and August 15 are unchanged dry days besides rest days as announced by July 1, the beginning of an excise year for such declarations.

 

Month Date/Festival
January 26 (Republic Day)
February 12 (Maharishi Dayanand Jayanti), 16 (Guru Ravidas Jayanti, 24])
March Holi, Mahavir Jayanti
April Good Friday, Mahavir Jayanti
May 29 Buddha Purnima
June Buddha Purnima
August 15 (Independence Day), Krishna Janmashtami
September Krishna Janmashtami
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti), Dussherra, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Diwali
November Diwali†, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Below mentioned days are also included in dry day list besides the ones mentioned above:

  • Day of Ram Navami
  • Maha Shivaratri day
  • Occasion of Eid al-Adha
  • Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Occasion ofMuharram
  • Occasion of Milad-un-Nabi
  • During the election times in states concerned when dry days are announced

 

Jammu and Kashmir

 

Jammu

 

Month Date/Festival
August 15 (Independence Day), Krishna Janmashtami
September Krishna Janmashtami
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti)
November Guru Nanak Jayanti 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

Below mentioned occasions are also included in the dry day besides those discussed above:

  • On the Ram Navami day
  • On the Maha Shivaratri day
  • Usually the election time is a period when dry days are announced in respective states.
  • The State Government may also declare dry days that shouldn’t exceed to three days in consecution.

 

Kashmir

 

Month Date/Festival
August 15 (Independence Day), Krishna Janmashtami
September Krishna Janmashtami
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Besides above mentioned days these days are also declared dry days that include:

  • Day of Maha Shivaratri
  • Day of Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Day of Eid-ul-Zuha
  • Day of Eid-e-Milaad
  • Once elections are held in the state, dry days are also declared on such occasions.
  • Declaration of dry days by the State Government is done in consistency but they shouldn’t exceedthree days consequently on annual basis.

 

Kerala

 

Month Date
January 1, 30 (Martyrs' Day)
March 1
April 1
May 1
June 1
July 1
August 1, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti
September 1, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti, Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi
October 1, 2 (Gandhi Jayanti)
November 1
December

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

While elections go one the declared dry days are a day before voting, during the voting day and also when the vote counting goes on.

 

The state plans to declare all Sundays to be observed dry days starting 1 April 2015.

 

Karnataka

 

Karnataka observes only one dry day on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2).

 

Declaration of dry days is held in the state during the election time.

 

Maharashtra

 

State’s dry days solely depend on Government of Maharashtra’s announcements of dry days which may vary on the basis of specific festival dates concerned to make announcement of dry days.

 

Month Date/Festival
January 26 (Republic Day), 30 (Martyrs' Day)
May 1 (Maharashtra Day)
June Ashadi Ekadashi
July Ashadi Ekadashi
August 15 (Independence Day)
September Anant Chaturdashi
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti), 8 (End of Prohibition Week/Chetan Jayanti)
November Kartik Ekadashi 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Declaration of dry days declared in the state during elections are on the day of election besides one day before and one day after voting and so are declared three more days including day of counting, one day before and one day after counting completes.

 

District collector is empowered to declare any day a dry day through issuing a prior notification of seven days to declare dry days.

 

Rajasthan

 

Month Date/Festival
January 26 (Republic Day), 30 (Martyrs' Day)
March Mahavir Jayanti
April Mahavir Jayanti
August 15 (Independence Day), Krishna Janmashtami
September Krishna Janmashtami
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Besides the days mentioned above, following are the declared drydays:

  • On Maha Shivratri Day
  • On Harijan Day
  • Declared dry days as announced by the state for election time

 

Tamil Nadu

 

Month Date/Festival
January Tiruvalluvar Day, Republic Day
March Mahavir Jayanti
April Mahavir Jayanti
May 1 (May Day)
August 15 (Independence Day)
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) 

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Below mentioned days are also included as dry days besides the days mentioned above:

  • On the occasion of Vallalar Jothi Day
  • On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi
  • Declared dry days while the state undergoes elections

 

West Bengal

 

Month Date/Festival
January 26 (Republic Day)
March Second day of Holi
April Mahavir Jayanti
August 15 (Independence Day)
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti), Dussherra (Bijaya Dashami)

 

The date of festival might remain in any of the months.

 

Starting days 15thhours

 

Below mentioned days are also included into dry days besides the ones mentioned above:

  • During the 9thand 10thday of Muharram celebration
  • During the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
  • During the occasion of Eid-al-Adha
  • Next to the Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami Day) Day
  • During the occasion of Dol Jatra
  • From the 15th hours of the Kali Puja Day
  • On the occasion of elections for Lok Sabha or Vidhan Sabha, the declared dry days include for a time period of 48 hours comprising of one day before voting and the day of voting and so is declared the counting dry days. Three days including previous day, Election Day and counting days are declared dry days during Municipality, Panchayat, Municipal Corporation and Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections amongst others.