DESERT NEWS – How will the coronavirus affect Easter, Passover and other major religious events this month?
Most churches have moved their regular services online. Now, they’ll have to do the same for bigger celebrations
SALT LAKE CITY — As if the cancellation or postponement of March Madness, baseball’s opening day and the Olympics weren’t enough, the COVID-19 pandemic will soon disrupt some of the world’s most sacred faith-based celebrations.
Passover, Easter and other major religious holidays all take place this month, and faith groups are scrambling to figure out how to move their traditional festivities online.
Changes to annual rituals won’t be easy to accept, but religious leaders said there are still things to celebrate amid canceled plans. Here’s an overview of how faith communities plan to bring sacredness to a socially distanced world.