Trust dry days to be a party spoiler in India and every month, we have a few days of them due to some festival, elections or national holidays. We earlier told you about the dry days in 2017 in India and Mumbai, and now we tell you about the dry days in the month of September. There are three dry days in this month and all are due to festive occasions. If you aren’t very religious and would like to enjoy a drink, it is best to stock up on alcohol and have it at home on dry days. Here’s a lowdown on days when alcohol shops will down their shutters and pubs will also refrain from selling alcohol.
September 2 (Saturday): Bakri Eid
This year, Bakri Eid or Eid al-Adha falls on September 2 and it happens to be a weekend so if you have plans of being in high spirits, better move the party to your own place and keep your stock full beforehand. Bakri Eid is considered a holy day for Muslims when a sheep or goat is sacrificed to the almighty. Later, they have a feast where delicious delicacies are served to one and all. If you are planning to drink along with these yummy treats, buy your alcohol before September 2.
September 5 (Tuesday): Anant Chaturdashi
September 5 is Anant Chaturdashi which makes it a dry day. The festival is the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight and is an important day for Hindus and Jains. It is also falls 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi and this is also observed as Ganesh Visarjan in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai. Since it is the last day of Ganpati, the streets of Mumbai are jam-packed with people and Ganesh idols making their way to the beach for the immersion. Since it is going to be chaotic, it is best to store alcohol in advance and stay indoors if you want to drink.
September 30 (Saturday): Dussehra
Another dry day on a Saturday in the month of September, this one is because of the festival of Dussehra that is celebrated in most parts of India. The day is after nine days of Navratri that are also considered auspicious and many people fast during this period. The day is considered to be very auspicious as all evil comes to an end and truth triumphs. People burn effigies of Ravana on Dussehra and since it is a major festival, it is also a dry day in India.
Now that you know the upcoming dry days in September, you can buy booze in advance and store it at home so that you don’t have to go alcohol-free on these days just because liquor shops are shut.