Not unlike in Kathmandu, Holi in Tarai also drew a different kind of crowd this year. The festival of colors was overshadowed by the fear of coronavirus as it led most people to stay indoors or avoid crowded places.
Earlier, the government had also urged the public to avoid public gatherings, mass meetings, public ceremonies and festivities such as Holi with a bid to control the possible outbreak of coronavirus.
Nonetheless, Holi enthusiasts managed to mark the festival with much fervor. Here are some glimpses of Holi celebration in areas including, Saptari and Mahottari in the Tarai region.