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Parsi New Year 2022: History and Significance

Parsi New Year 2022

Every year, Parsi New year is celebrated on the 16th of August. This year also on Parsi New Year 2022, India will observe a regional holiday which marks the beginning of the new year according to the ‘Shahenshahi’ calendar. The Parsi New Year is also known as Navroz. Most of the Parsi community resides in the western part of the country, generally in Maharashtra and Gujarat. During Parsi New Year, the Parsi families all over India, visit holy temples, pay respect to elders and offer their prayers. They also enjoy their traditional food.

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Parsi New Year: History

The beginning of Navroz is around 35000 years back when Prophet Zarathustra founded Zoroastrianism in Persia, Iran.

According to the Zoroastrian philosophy, this period marks the annual renewal of everything in the universe. The Parsi New Year or Navroz links with Jamshed, an ancient Sasanian King who is believed to introduce the Parsi Calendar. Therefore, the Parsi New Year or Navroz is also known as Jamshed-i-Nouroz.

Parsi New Year 2022: Significance

Parsi New Year is celebrated on the 16th of August every year. This day marks the first day of the first month of the Farvardin in the Zoroastrian calendar. On March 21, Spring Equinox occurs which also marks the beginning of the season.

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