Today is Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year is celebrated every year on August 16 by the Parsi Community. Parsi New Year 2022, which is also called Navroz, marks the first day of the Zoroastrian Calendar and is celebrated by the Parsi families across India visiting the holy temples to offer prayers.

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Parsi New Year is celebrated every year on August 16 by the Parsi Community. Parsi New Year 2022, which is also called Navroz, marks the first day of the Zoroastrian Calendar and is celebrated by the Parsi families across India visiting the holy temples to offer prayers. On Parsi New Year 2022, several traditional Parsi dishes, including Berry Pulao, Farcha, and Jardaloo Chicken are also prepared.

The beginning of Parsi New Year is believed to date back around 3,5000 years ago. This was the time when Prophet Zarathustra founded Zoroastrianism in Persia, Iran nowadays. The day, as per Zoroastrian philosophy, marks the annual renewal of everything in the universe.

The term Navroz finds its association with Jamshed, an ancient Sasanian king who is believed to have introduced the Parsi calendar. Thus, the festival is also called Jamshed-i-Nouroz.