Come February 19th, Maharashtra To Observe Dry Day; Stock Up Well In Advance!

Here's why Maharashtra will observe a dry day on February 19.

by Shreya Ghosh
Come February 19th, Maharashtra To Observe Dry Day; Stock Up Well In Advance!

There are specific days when alcohol and liquor shops are not allowed to sell booze and consumers cannot simply visit a shop and purchase any kind of alcohol. These days are known as dry days and buyers cannot buy booze from any shop, restaurant, bar, or any place in general on these days every year. With the February month upcoming in just a few days, let’s take a look at the only dry day of the next month.

February 2024 Will Have A Dry Day In Maharashtra

Dry Day
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These special days usually take place on government holidays and monumental occasions. Not only all around India at once, but some specific days are considered dry days only in some states where consumption and sales of alcohol are prohibited. On these separate days, only individual states have their own dry days. Makar Sankranti on January 15 and Republic Day on January 26 were dry days all around the country.

In February 2024, there will be one dry day and it will be followed only in Maharashtra. On Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti celebrated on February 19, the state will follow the dry day. It means that selling and drinking booze or any kind of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted all around the state on this day.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Shivaji I. Also known as the Shiv Jayanti, this day is a public holiday in Maharashtra. Many people in the state celebrate the day dedicated to the Maratha warrior with pomp and glory. Along with a ban on the sale and consumption of liquor, schools and colleges remain closed as well.

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Another Similar Day In Maharashtra

Dry Day
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Maharashtra will have a dry day on January 30. It is Shaheed Diwas, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and it will be a dry day. Just like any other dry day, selling liquor will be banned on this day as well.

The year 2024 has a total of 24 dry days. Everyone needs to take note of these dates and also follow the rules and regulations.

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Hope this article helps you to note the rules to be followed on these important dates.

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