The increase in number of COVID19 infection has prompted the Odisha Government to disallow any congregation for Holi festival or any other reason. An order released by the Office of the Special Relief Commissioner has stated that large gathering shall continue to remain prohibited.
“For containment of spread of Covid19 , congregation for celebration of Dolayatra & associated religious and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public throughout the State. Religious rituals in temples will continue as usual with strict adherence of Covid protocols,” it read.
“Holi on 28th & 29th and their related rituals shall not be observed in public places throughout Odisha. People may celebrate Holi with family members in their houses only and not in any public places including public roads. Collectors/MCs may impose any fufther restrictions,” it added,