Year-ender 2020: COVID-19 shadows celebration of festivals in Mumbai

On the last day of the year 2020, we take a look at how festival celebrations in Mumbai were a low-key affair due to the COVID crisis. From Parsis visiting fire temples to Govinda pathaks breaking Dahi Handi, the festivities were held in a subdued manner.

Updated On: 2020-12-31 10:41 AM IST

Year-ender 2020: COVID-19 shadows celebration of festivals in Mumbai

A Parsi family poses for a picture after visiting community halls and fire temples to offer prayers on the occasion of Navroz.

Photo: Ashish Raje

A boy plays with a sacrificial goat ahead of Bakr Eid, at Madanpura in South Mumbai.

Photo: Shadab Khan

Shopkeepers in Dharavi await customers ahead of Rakshabandhan that was celebrated on August 3 this year.

Photo: Suresh Karkera

A youngster from Jarimari Govinda Pathak, armed with a face mask, climbs on a ladder to break Dahi Handi while maintaining social distance, on the occasion of Gokulashtami in Mumbai.

Photo: Bipin Kokate

Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha from a workshop in Thakur village in Kandivli.

Photo: Satej Shinde

A family from Mulund East immerses their Ganesha idol made of mud in a steel container during Ganesh Visarjan in Mumbai.

Photo: Sameer Markande

Muslims observe Muharram as they take out a peaceful and small procession amid tight police security from Bhendi Bazaar to the graveyard in Mazgaon in Mumbai.

Photo: Ashish Raje

Married women during the Sindoor Khela ceremony at Shivaji Park's Durga Puja celebration.

Photo: Pradeep Dhivar

A young girl lights up diyas on the eve of Diwali at Gorai in Borivli.

Photo: Satej Shinde

Devotees perform rituals in artificial ponds during Chhath Puja festival celebrations at Ekta Nagar in Kandivli.

Photo: Satej Shinde

Christians take part in a Mass on the eve of Christmas at Mount Mary Church in Bandra.

Photo: Shadab Khan

A man dressed as Santa Claus climbs on a tree and teases children who try to reach him for gifts, at Shivaji Park in Dadar West.

Photo: Sayyed Sameer Abedi

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