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Gujarat: Churches and dargahs set to keep celebrations low-key this year

In Ahmedabad, the Bishop of the Catholic Church, in a circular, asked churches to omit the ritual of the “washing of the feet” on Maundy Thursday as well as the “kissing of the cross” on Good Friday.

Written by Aditi Raja | Vadodara |
Updated: April 1, 2021 4:51:04 am
Covid-19, GujaratWith a surge in Covid cases across the state, the Catholic church of Gujarat has decided to keep celebrations low-key during the week leading up to Easter on April 4. (Express file photo)

With a surge in Covid cases across the state, the Catholic church of Gujarat has decided to keep celebrations low-key during the week leading up to Easter on Sunday (April 4). After the state government prohibited large-scale Dhuleti celebrations and also gatherings for Shab-e-barat recently, the Gujarat catholic church will observe Easter with caution.

In Ahmedabad, the Bishop of the Catholic church has asked churches to omit the ritual of the “washing of the feet” on Maundy Thursday as well as the “kissing of the cross” on Good Friday.

Meanwhile, Vadodara’s Karjan-based Hazrat Syed Pir Fiyazuddin alias Gandebawa and Hazrat Pir Faizursul Kalla Sharif has decided to postpone its 77th Urs Mubarak that was to be held on Sunday. Several dargahs in Vadodara have also called off their annual Urs celebrations this year.

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