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In those states, Holi celebrations prohibited as Covid-19 cases rise; Check the list here

The celebration of Holi this year will be on 29 March. The Spring Harvest Season in the country has celebrated The Festival

The spread of coronavirus has re-emerged. Many state and Union governments have declared the Holi festival to be banned. public celebration. The celebration of Holi this year will be on 29 March. The spring harvest season in the country is on the way to celebrate the festival.

The festival is celebrated by chanting 'Holi Hai' on a number of lip-smacking candies, thandai, and sprinkled colored powder, sea, and balloons.

The night before Holi is called Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi, in which people light a light fire to indicate the devil's burning of the Holika.

The Center called on states and union territories on Wednesday to consider enforcing local limits on attending the next festivals publicly and to restrict or cancel mass meetings in order to efficiently monitor the pandemic.

The following are the States and territories of the Union, which have placed restrictions on Holi festival public celebration:


The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday has declared that public festivals like Holi and Navaratri will not take place in the national capital."All the relevant authorities shall ensure that in public squares/state grounds / public parks, markets / religious venues, etc. in the NCT of Delhi, communities during the upcoming festivals such as Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navaratri, etc. are not accepted," Chief Minister Vijay Dev said in the order.

"No gathering permitted in public places for Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri. We call on the public not to drink or drive and to comply with the directives of COVID-19. No traffic violations should occur including no riding on Holi without a helmet, "Meenu Chaudhary, Delhi Traffic Commissar (CP), said.


People should simply celebrate Holi and stop crowding, the government said on Friday. "In the light of the increasing expansion of the COVID-19, the festival should be celebrated in a clear and distanced way and without any combination. The Rang Panchami should also be held in an easy way, "In a declaration, the government said.

The Municipal Corporation (BMC) of Brihanmumbai declared on Tuesdays that the Holi festivities are not allowed in public or private spots on 28 and 29 March. The city corps declared in a circular a ban on Holi celebrations in public as well as in private areas.

Uttar Pradesh

In front of the Holi celebrations, Uttar Pradesh has made such rules, not including processions to be held without prior permission.

The rules do not encourage persons over 60 to engage in any kind of celebrations, children under the age of ten, or individuals with co-morbidities. Before entering a holiday home, guests must undergo the COVID-19 exam.

Large crowds will be dismissed in public areas and necessary measures will be taken by the policing.


On Wednesday the government of Gujarat released a notice prohibiting Holi's public celebration, stating that the "Holika Dahan" Practice can be observed in small meetings. According to the notification issued by the home department, on the day of the Pandemic in Dhuleti on 29 March, public gatherings and mass functions cannot be permitted.


In order to ask people not to meet in public on Holi Festival Day, the state government in Bihar issued the order. The order issued by the Department of Home also stated that during the Holika Dahan, the ritual on the eve of the Holi Festival, and the Shab-e-Barat the minimum number of people are permitted to come together in one place.

It said that people should keep the COVID-19 protocol, such as wearing a mask for their ears, holding social distances, using hand sanitation during "Holika Dahan" and "Shab-e-Barat".

It stated that people will not be allowed to meet in public places or to hold events and activities on Holi-day.


During the coming religious events until 30 April, the Telangana government decided to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from allowing public celebrations in the state, besides making the wearing of masks in public places mandatory.

Noting that congregations pose a significant threat of rapid transmission of COVID-19, the Order states that it has been decided, in the coming religious events such as Shab-e-Barat, Holi, Ugadi, Telugu, Rama Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Ramzan, among others by 30 April, that public observations should not be permitted in the State.


The Rajasthan government lifted the ban days after the public ban was issued on the occasion of the events in Holi and Shab-e-Barat. However, on 28 and 29 March the Government limited the public service schedule only from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. By way of a revised notification on Friday, the State government Home Department lightened the ban on public functions. Earlier on 24 March, the Government ordered that due to the rising coronavirus cases, no public function should be held in these two festivals. However, the government has stated in its new notification that not more than 50 persons are required to take part in these functions.


In the run-up to the festivals, the government of Jharkhand has given guidance on and prohibits the public spread of the COVID 19 in the state, Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri, Ramnavami, and Easter.

The Chief State Secretary Sukhdev Singh said in a letter on Friday: "Not permitted in the state are all public gatherings and congregations during festivities like Sarhul, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri, Ramnavami, Easter, etc. People in their respective homes can only celebrate Holi with family members." The order also prohibited processions of all kinds, including those on Sahul and Ramnavmi in the State.


The Government of Karnataka gave an order on Thursday, following a spike in the case of COVID-19, not allowing public celebrations, meetings, or congregations for the forthcoming festivals such as Ugadi, Holi, Shab-e-Barat, and Good Friday.

In order to ensure that public meetings and congregations in the next festivals of religious life are not permitted in public places, including parks, markets, and religious places, Chiefs P Ravi Kumar, who is also Chairperson of the State Executive Board of the State Disaster Management Board.


The government of Meghalaya released on Thursday the new Standard operating procedure (SOP), in the midst of the recent COVID-19 spike, banning festival celebrations.

The State Ministries of Information and Public Relations tweeted the 'SOP for Holi celebrations' released by the Home (Political) Department, the government in Meghalaya. 25 March 2021.'

"Not allowed in public squares/public parks/markets/religious squares are public festivals or gatherings/ congregations. Only family members and in people's homes should play with colors. The use of colors and/or communities on the public road or roadside shall not be permitted and no track/roads/thoroughfare obstacle shall exist. In private celebrations, in compliance with the order issued by the Home (Political) Department, dated 2 February, a limit is imposed on the number of people at the venue / private premises where the maximum number of people at the private meeting shall be 75% of the total seat space."


On Wednesday, the Haryana government banned public festivals at Holi as the number of cases of coronavirus increased in recent weeks. Haryana has reported over 800 new cases every day during the last few days.

Home and Santé Minister Anil Vij claimed in a tweet, "The government of Haryana has banned public Holi celebrations due to (in the case of growing number of) corona."


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Source- Mint

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