This year, the festival of colours, Holi will be celebrated on March 28, 29, 30.
The three-day-long festival starts with ‘Holika Dahan’ and ends with ‘Phagwa’. This year, given the protocols to be followed due to the pandemic that surrounds us, we need to be cautious and mindful of the get-together planned, to celebrate this Holi.
Is there a dry day in Holi?
Dry days are days where the Government prohibits the sale of alcohol in shops, clubs, bars, etc on a specific day or date mark a festival or an election day.
Except January 26, August 15, and October 2nd and elections Dry days in which alcohol sale is ban through retail shops, bars and hotels may vary in different states, as some states have state-specific holidays in which alcohol sale is banned.
Here is the complete list of Dry days in 2021:
- 14 January, Thursday: Makar Sankranti
- 26 January, Tuesday: Republic Day
- 30 January, Saturday: Martyrs’ Day
- 19 February, Friday: Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahavir Jayanti
- 27 February, Saturday: Guru Ravidas Jayanti (dry day in Delhi only)
- 8 March, Monday: Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
- 11 March, Thursday: Maha Shivratri
- 29 March, Monday: Holi
- 2 April, Friday: Good Friday
- 14 April, Wednesday: Ambedkar Jayanti
- 21 April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
- 25 April, Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti
- 1 May, Saturday: Maharashtra Day (Maharashtra)
- 12 May, Wednesday: Eid ul-Fitr
- 13 May, Thursday: Eid ul-Fitr
- 20 July, Tuesday: Ashadi Ekadashi (Maharashtra)
- 24 July, Saturday: Guru Purnima (Delhi, Maharashtra)
- 10 August, Tuesday: Muharram
- 15 August, Sunday: Independence Day
- 30 August, Monday: Janmashtami
- 10 September, Friday: Ganesh Chaturthi
- 19 September, Sunday: Anant Chaturdashi (Maharashtra)
- 2 October, Saturday: Gandhi Jayanti
- 8 October, Friday: Prohibition Week (Maharashtra)
- 15 October, Friday: Dussehra
- 18 October, Monday: Eid-e-Milad
- 20 October, Wednesday: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
- 4 November, Thursday: Diwali
- 14 November, Sunday: Kartiki Ekadashi
- 19 November, Friday: Guru Nanak Jayanti
- 24 November, Wednesday: Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day (Dry days in Delhi and Punjab)
- 25 December, Saturday: Christmas