New Year Parsi 2023: The Parsi New Year, also known as Navroz or Nowroz, marks the beginning of a new day or the first day of the Parsi calendar. The festival based on the solar Hijri calendar of Iran. This year it falls on August 16.
When is New Year Parsi celebrated in India?
Nowruz is organized by the Parsi community in the Indian subcontinent. It usually falls in July or August according to the Gregorian calendar almost 200 days after the rest of the world because of the Shahenshahi calendar.
This year the New Year of Parsi will begin on August 16, 2023.
What is the history behind the Navroz celebrations?
Nowruz has its roots in the Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism. from Nowruz is a combination of Persian words Currently means new And argument means day. The United Nations officially recognized “International Nowruz Day” with the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 64/253 in February 2010. It Have foot Was observed from the Iranians calendar used to change IN the Day 11 century ARRIVE miss the begin or the new year.
According to Britannica, “Among the Parsis, Nōrūz (“New Day”) is a celebration that ensures the performance of five prescribed rituals: Āfringān, prayers of love or praise; Bāj, prayers honoring yazatas (“those worthy of worship”) or fravashis (“previous souls”); Yasna, a ritual consisting of offerings and ritual drinking of the sacred wine haoma; Fravartigan, or Farokhshi, prayers in memory of the dead; and Satum, prayers are read during funerals.
This festival that promotes optimism and hope is observed in countries with important Persian cultures including Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia.
What is the meaning of Nowruz?
Nowruz is considered one of the world’s oldest major religious festivals. It’s a cultural celebration that dates back to ancient Persia. The day represents the spring equinox, symbolizing rebirth, renewal, and the victory of good over evil. This auspicious occasion is celebrated with large parties, cultural traditions and rituals.
Nowruz also serves as a reminder of compassion among diverse communities, promoting unity, optimism and harmony. Days in India are mainly celebrated in Gujarat and Maharashtra states.
How is New Year Parsi celebrated?
The customs and traditions of Nowruz vary from region to region. In India, the century-old festival revolves around family and food. People clean and decorate their homes with flowers and rangolis, wear traditional costumes, and visit temples. The occasion also includes parties with family and friends to forgive the past and pray for future love and harmony.
In addition, the scattering of seven objects signifying renewal and spring, known as partial sin, is an aspect of getting ready for the new year. Sabzeh, a sprouting plant that symbolizes rebirth is a major aspect of Nowruz celebrations.
In a nutshell, Nowruz is a day to promote peace and harmony between different generations and communities by serving as a timeless celebration of rebirth, solidarity and cultural heritage.
Good days in August 2023