Tamil Nadu / Chennai / TASMAC Dry Days 2014 (Liquor shops closed)

Following are the dry days in Tamil Nadu ( & of course Chennai) for 2014. On a dry day all the TASMAC liquor shops, TASMAC bars, pubs and hotel bars are closed.

Not included in this list are special days like election dates, poll counting days, sudden demise of somebody important etc which do not occur every year.

Usually bars and pubs at hotels start serving liquor again at around 6:00 PM on the dry day.

Stay alert, add these dates in your calendar and stock up in prior!!

Date Day Reason
January 14, 2014 Tuesday Birth Day of Nabigal Nayagam
January 15, 2014 Wednesday Tiruvallur Day
January 17, 2014 Friday Vadalur Ramalingar Memorial Day
January 26, 2014 Sunday Republic Day
April 14, 2014 Monday Mahavir Jayanthi
May 1, 2014 Thursday May Day
August 15, 2014 Friday Independence Day
October 2, 2014 Thursday Gandhi Jayanthi


With the Lok Sabha (General) election schedule announced, April 24th (Thursday) will be a confirmed dry day. This is the date on which Tamil Nadu votes. If I remember right, in 2009, it was a dry day the day prior to the polling date i.e. April 23rd (Wednesday) may also be a dry day. April 22, 23, 24 2014 (3 days) are dry days in Chennai / Tamil Nadu.

Also the date on which the election results will be announced i.e May 16th (Friday) may also be a dry day.  Cheers!

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  • nallavan

    tasmac la blenders pride, arimiyana whisky, tuborg denmark beer kadikadhu, bangalore, Hyderabad, pune, delhi, matha states and cities la kadikkum, Tamil nadu la ondi kadikathu.Pothuva tasmac pooravanga, oru 90 cutting, 1 plastic glass, 1 water packet, 2 burpi, 2 murrukku, oru poondu ooruga vangi. 90 ml andha glass la mottamhua oothi, konjum water sethu, almost raw va adhchittu, oorga va nakki, burpi, murukku saptu, meedhi irrukara water kudichi, nalla kicku thookum, kathavu sathana kadai orama padhuthu, veetukku pogama,sambarichu kasu selavizhichi, kudumbatha patni pottu, kozhanda paddipikku panam illama, sapataku picha eduthu vazharanga

    • kosukadi

      Hahaha. Very nice, Took a while to read it , but funny. However, I guess you are no longer in touch with TASMAC. They don’t sell 90/cutting anymore. Only quarter

  • hari

    ok da today April 13 da why da leave?

  • sundar

    is tomorrow also holiday i.e; april 14, someone reply.

  • Visayakanth

    Oh my God, My friends are planed Sarakku Party at May 1st. Ok anyway we will more stock on April 30th

    • Subash

      Anyone having stocks??

  • Mohan

    How many days TASMAC will be closed??

  • http://www.tn.loksatta.org Whistleblower MANOJ

    இரவில் மது கூடங்களின் முன் விற்பனை படு பிசியாக இருந்தததை கண்னுற்ற நான் பணம் இருந்தால் மது விலக்கு துறை மற்றும் கலால் வரி துறை எல்லாமே எட்ட நின்று வேடிக்கை பார்ப்பதோடு சரி. கிட்ட வந்து கையும் களவுமாக பிடிப்பது என்பதெல்லாம் பத்திரிகை செய்தி மட்டுமே என்பதை நேரில் கண்டுகொண்டேன். மது கூட உரிமையாளர்களே …!!! … இந்த ஆண்டின் இறுதி விடுமுறை நாள் இன்று என்றபோதிலும் இரவில் நீண்ட நேரம் விற்பனை செய்வதும்,, காலையில் கட்டிங் விற்பதும் குற்றமே என்பதால் உங்க்ளை எப்படி வழிக்கு கொண்டு வருவது என்பதை ஆதாரங்களுடன் உயர் அதிகாரிகளுக்கு விரைவில் சமர்பிக்கிறேன்.

  • http://www.tn.loksatta.org Whistleblower MANOJ

    LIQUOR SHOPS TO BE CLOSED TODAY due to Gandhi Jayanthi
    On account of Gandhi Jayanthi, the government has ordered closure of all Indian-Made Foreign Liquor retail shops run by the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), on to-day.

    Bars attached to the shops and those in star and non-star hotels will also remain closed.

    The District Collector, in a press release, has warned that legal action would be initiated against salesmen and supervisors of TASMAC shops in case of violation of the order. Action, including suspension and cancellation of licence, would be taken if TASMAC or private bars were found open or liquor sale was carried out on today, .

    But many wise drunkard are bought their today’s use on yesterday night itself. Many bar owners were dumped in the adjuscant yards in a lot of gunny bags containing 1000s of quarter bottles on yesterday late night for selliing illegally with higher rate. Due to the less number of man power Excise people are not able to catch the culprits who are violating the rules. Moreover local policemen are hand and clove with the bar owners are giving tif off if any information passed on to the control room about the illegal sales and made the attendars who are deputed for selling the product in the nearby places to escape from the scene while the patrol van came to to spot for an eyewash. Even if everything kept secret and caught red handed the local policewala showed only a few bottles and the remaining were handed over to the binomies to show his honesty.

  • http://www.tn.loksatta.org Whistleblower MANOJ

    இன்று தேச தந்தையின் பிறந்த நாளை முன்னிட்டு மதுக்கூடங்களுக்கு விடுமுறை ஆனால் மது குடிகாரர்களுக்கு கூடுதல் விலையில் நகரின் பல இடங்களில் விற்பனை படு வேகமாக பகலிலேயே நடைபெற்று வருகிறது, இரவு எப்படி இருக்குமோ… புகைப்படம் எடுப்பது மட்டுமே கடினம்.. தகவல்கள் சம்பந்தப்பட்ட அதிகாரிகள் கவனthதிற்க்கு சென்று சேர்ந்தால் சரி