While some states have banned the Holi celebrations in public places, some have restricted people to gather in large numbers on the occasion of Holi. Read the state-wise rules for Holi below.
Ahead of the festive season, which is going to start from the end of March, some Indian states have banned Holi celebrations at public places. The decision has been taken in the wake of Coronavirus cases that are continuously on a rise.
From Holi falling on March-end, other festivals including Shab-e-Barat, Chaitra Navratri, and Ram Navami are also in the line. However, various state governments are taking proper care to prevent any public gathering during such events.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has ordered to ban public celebrations during Holi in the national capital. The order will be applicable for Shab-e-Barat and Navratri too.
Mumbai is a step ahead of Delhi, both in COVID cases and banning the festival. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has also banned community and private celebrations for Holi and Rangpanchami.
On the same line, the Gujarat government has also banned the celebrations in the state. However, it has allowed Holika Dahan with certain crowd restrictions.
The Odisha government has also not allowed celebrations in public places. People can celebrate the festival in their homes.
The government of Uttar Pradesh has cleared that senior citizens, people with comorbidities and children below 10 years of age, will not be allowed in any festivals. It has also banned any kind of religious procession in the state.
Chandigarh government has ruled out that no celebrations at clubs and hotels will take place, along with public places.
On the other hand, there has been no ban in Bihar but the government has requested to not gather on Holi.