Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh
Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh

Religious festivals in India adapt to pandemic ‘new normal’ as followers and businesses miss out on celebrations

  • The coronavirus pandemic has seen public festival celebrations cancelled that would normally attract thousands of devotees and lift local economies
  • Instead, people are celebrating in their homes, some ceremonies being live-streamed on Zoom, Facebook, and other social media platforms

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Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh
Devotees pray during the religious festival of Eid ul-Fitr in Jama Masjid, Delhi, India. Many ceremonies have been cancelled across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh
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