Vallalar Ramalinga Adigalar Memorial day falls on February 8, where TASMAC bars and liquor shops will stay closed. Dry day means the days on which the liquor sale is prohibited all over the state. In India, dry day denotes the same where the public consumption of alcohol and government stops the sale of liquor. A dry day is followed on all national holidays besides other folk or religious celebrations like Holi. Dry days are considered on election days, too, as they are the festival of democracy.
Seethalakshmi, the Chennai district collector in a press release on Thursday, reported that every TASMAC IMFL retail attached bars, vending shops, FL2, & FL3, bars in hotels & clubs, FL3(A) licensed tourism hotel bars and vendor shops in Chennai will remain closed on account of Vallalar Ramalinga Adigal Memorial day. Vallalar is a great saint and the poet was named Arutperunjothi, which means a big flame of grace, propagated love for the people. January 30, 1874, was the date where he mysteriously disappeared after he entered into seclusion that happened near Vadalur.
The collector also stated that there would be no liquor sale anywhere across Chennai on February 8, and if there is any violation of the provision found, severe actions will be recorded on respective persons.