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Liverpool
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dry days

hi

Starting to panic a bit has anyone been before on a dry day as the ellections are supposed to be over 4 days we certainatly like to go out and have a few drinks of a night

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Do your seriously think Goa will not sell alcohol? The elections are as fixed as the alcohol; rule lol

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Nothing to panic about, normally the dry days are the day of voting and the day of counting.

We were there 2 years ago when they had elections and there were just 2 dry days. The first dry day we had 'special tea' at one of the shacks on the beach, which consisted of Kingfisher being served in teapots and drank out of cups. In the evening we had a 'private party' at the guesthouse we were staying at where some of our friends came round for a drink.

The second dry day, we found a bar in Candolim in the evening on the main road openly serving alcohol.

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have you been on a dry day because people are telling us the bars an d restraunts close

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Ok dates not yet confirmed, but as election is on the 3rd March, it is expected to be 1st, 2nd and until 6pm on the 3rd March, there will also be a dry day on the 6th March, hopefully ending at 6pm.

Rumours are that they are restricting sale of alcohol from 14th Feb, and the authorities have required bars, shacks and restaurants to declare their actual sales since 1st December, so that they can control supply during that period.

This is the state election so its the one that means the most to the politicos within the state, the general election doesn't have the same effect as only two seats are contested, this time there are numerours seats across the state up for grabs.

You will still get some alcohol on the beach, but none in wine or supermarket shops or bars or restaurants on the main roads

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Why would restaurants close if they are prevented from selling alcohol? They can still serve food, with the alcohol passed via other means ;-)

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A lot of bars will close, those who make their main income from alcohol won't bother opening, others that do food will open but with restrictions.

Most folk will just have a few beers back at their hotel rooms or apartments.

It will be interesting to see what position the police take this time, in view of what they are doing with the shacks and 10 bed rule.

Edited: 14 January 2012, 21:28
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whats the 10 bed rule

goa
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Read the treads on Beach Shack Madness page 2, and other recent posts.

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Am I correct in saying that Hotels can still serve alcohol to it's staying guests?

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10. Re: dry days

It's when each beach shack is allowed only 10 sunbeds in front of their shack unless they have applied for more through the relevent authority (which most of them haven't).

Edited: 14 January 2012, 21:36
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