Navroz : Parsi New Year
The Indian Parsi community is garnering attention as they celebrate Navroz on 16th August, a festivity that heralds the onset of the Persian New Year.
- Navroz, also known as Nowruz or Parsi New Year, is a globally celebrated festival that heralds the arrival of spring and the rejuvenation of nature.
- While Navroz is celebrated globally in March, India showcases a unique tradition due to the Parsis’ observance of two calendars. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, states with a substantial Parsi population, vibrant Navroz celebrations take center stage.
- However, the calendar intricacy results in Navroz being celebrated around 200 days later in India, specifically during August.
- In India, Navroz is also known as Jamshed-i-Navroz, after the Persian King, Jamshed.