PHOTOS: Celebrating Holi, India's festival of colours, in the time of Coronavirus

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Holi, the spectacular Indian festival of colours, is celebrated every year in the month of March. The Indian government, in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, dissuaded the public from playing Holi this year, since the dreaded virus is spread through contact and droplet infection. The warning, however, does not seem to have deterred the enthusiastic from what they know best — take a look at Indians celebrating Holi in the time of the Coronavirus scare.

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A girl wearing a protective mask reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A girl wearing a protective mask reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A girl in a face mask takes part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A girl in a face mask takes part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A man wearing protective mask attends Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A man wearing protective mask attends Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A foreign tourist wears a facemask amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus while celebrating Holi, the spring festival of colours in Pushkar on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by HIMANSHU SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A foreign tourist wears a facemask amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus while celebrating Holi, the spring festival of colours in Pushkar on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by HIMANSHU SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
people wearing face mask to prevent from COVID-19 , take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
people wearing face mask to prevent from COVID-19 , take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate 'Holi', the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Hyderabad on March 8, 2020. - Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India and across countries at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate 'Holi', the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Hyderabad on March 8, 2020. - Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India and across countries at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)
A doctor helps a Child, suffering from Cerebral Palsy, to take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A doctor helps a Child, suffering from Cerebral Palsy, to take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A reveller wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, arrives to celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A reveller wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, arrives to celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
A tourist wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, poses as he celebrates Holi, the spring festival of colours, on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A tourist wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, poses as he celebrates Holi, the spring festival of colours, on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate 'Holi', the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Hyderabad on March 8, 2020. - Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India and across countries at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate 'Holi', the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Hyderabad on March 8, 2020. - Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India and across countries at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 09: Indian children wearing masks amid the COVID-19 coronavirus fear on March 09, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Holi, the 2-day festival of colours will be celebrated across India on March 10. Hindus around the world celebrate Holi to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring. This year amid the rise of coronavirus, the government has called for subdued celebration, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelling a Holi event, the mood on the streets of India seems to hardy have dampened 47 people in India have so far tested positive for the deadly virus. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 09: Indian children wearing masks amid the COVID-19 coronavirus fear on March 09, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Holi, the 2-day festival of colours will be celebrated across India on March 10. Hindus around the world celebrate Holi to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring. This year amid the rise of coronavirus, the government has called for subdued celebration, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelling a Holi event, the mood on the streets of India seems to hardy have dampened 47 people in India have so far tested positive for the deadly virus. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
A reveller wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, arrives to celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Kathmandu on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
A reveller wearing a facemask amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, arrives to celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Kathmandu on March 9, 2020. - Holi is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Indian children wearing masks amid the COVID-19 coronavirus fear on March 09, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Holi, the 2-day festival of colours will be celebrated across India on March 10. Hindus around the world celebrate Holi to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring. This year amid the rise of coronavirus, the government has called for subdued celebration, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelling a Holi event, the mood on the streets of India seems to hardy have dampened 47 people in India have so far tested positive for the deadly virus. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
Indian children wearing masks amid the COVID-19 coronavirus fear on March 09, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Holi, the 2-day festival of colours will be celebrated across India on March 10. Hindus around the world celebrate Holi to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring. This year amid the rise of coronavirus, the government has called for subdued celebration, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelling a Holi event, the mood on the streets of India seems to hardy have dampened 47 people in India have so far tested positive for the deadly virus. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
Children, suffering from Cerebral Palsy , take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Holi in the time of Coronavirus
Children, suffering from Cerebral Palsy , take part in an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi for the children with cerebral palsy , organised by The Trishla Foundation , in Allahabad on March 6,2020. (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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