Parsi New Year, known as Navroz or Nowroz, is celebrated by the Indian Parsi community in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It marks the start of a new year according to the ‘Shahenshahi’ calendar and coincides with the Iranian New Year on the first day of spring. This year, Parsi New Year is being celebrated on August 16, 2023.
- It is named Jamshed-i-Nouroz after the legendary Persian king Jamshed, who introduced the Parsi calendar.
- The celebration involves wearing new clothes, decorating homes, visiting fire temples, offering prayers, exchanging greetings, and enjoying traditional dishes.
- The Parsi New Year promotes happiness and harmony among diverse cultures, with greetings of “Navroz Mubarak” or “Happy New Year.”
Q.: The Parsi New Year is celebrated according to which calendar?
a) Gregorian calendar
b) Lunar calendar
c) Shahenshahi calendar
d) Hijri calendar
Ans : c) Shahenshahi calendar