7 National Dry Days Celebrated In India

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Did you know that dry day is a popular and not much of a loved day observed in India. For those of you who are unaware of what dry day is let us brief you up.

What is a dry day?
In India, there are certain days in the year which are set aside as Dry Days. The sale of alcohol is banned on these days. Days of national importance or days of dry day are seven in number which is Independence Day, Republic Day, and Gandhi Jayanti ( recipes) and more.Today, Boldsky has listed some of the dry days in India which we think you should start giving importance too.

Take a look at some of the dry days in India.


Republic Day

Republic Day is one of the dry days which is observed in India. Out of respect and regard for the supreme document of Indian laws and regulations it is considered to be a dry day.


Election Day

Election day too is observed as dry day all over the country. This is only to avoid violence and any such disruptive incidents as the state or nation goes to poll.


Gandhi Jayanti

Sale of alcohol is prohibited on Gandhi Jayanti. It is to mark respect to one of India's greatest leaders in the country.


Ganesh Nimajjanam/ Ganesh Visarjan

Right through of Ganesh Nimajjanam/ Ganesh Visarjan the sale and consumption of alcohol is banned to mark the respect for the Lord. It is also restricted to avoid violence during the process of immersion.


Good Friday

On Good Friday, the sale of alcohol and consumption is banned. This dry day is mostly followed by Christians in the country.


Independence Day

As a mark of respect to all those who have sacrificed their lives and well-being in an attempt to free the nation, sale of alcohol is prohibited on Independence Day across the country.


Martyrs' Da

Martyrs' Day,is also known as Sarvodaya Day. It is a National Dry day since we pay respect to those who gave up their lives in the service of the nation.

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Story first published: Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:04 [IST]
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