Navroz 2022

This year on March 21, 2022, the Parsi Community celebrated the first day of spring. This is also called Navroz or Novruz which marks the first day of Parsi New Year. The Parsi communities all over India and beyond celebrate Navroz with great zeal. The day is known as Navroz, which is made up of the words ‘nav’ for new and ‘Roz’ for the day, meaning a new day.’

The beginning of Farvardin, the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar, is marked by Novruz, which is observed on March 20 or 21 around the world. However, most Parsis in India use the Shahenshahi calendar, which places Navroz around the time of India’s independence day in August.

Navroz is regarded as a day for doing well and wishing good things. People clean and decorate their homes, buy new clothes, and hold celebrations with their families on this day, as they do at other Indian festivals such as Diwali and Eid.

Significance of Navroz

The Parsi New Year is tied to the Zoroastrian religion, which was founded by Prophet Zarathustra in ancient Iran and is one of the earliest known monotheistic religions. Until the emergence of Islam in the 7th century, it was the official religion of Persia, now known as Iran. Everything in the universe is renewed every year on this day.

Pateti is the name given to the Navroz celebrations that begin on New Year’s Eve. The celebrations are thought to have started 3,000 years ago with the ruler Jamshed. The spring equinox is the day when the day and night lengths at the North and South Poles are equal, and it is this day that Pateti is commemorated. According to the Gregorian calendar, it occurs in the month of August.

On this day, people pray for prosperity, health, and fortune. It is also thought to be the day of repentance and forgiveness of sins. Zoroastrians use this day to cleanse their minds and souls of any evil deeds or ideas they may have had up to that point and to replenish their spirits with positivity, peace, and joy.

Navroz is a day when people pray for health and prosperity in their life. Furthermore, the Parsis believe that it is a day of soul salvation and an opportunity for atonement. Parsis visit the fire temple during the Navroz festival.

How Do People Celebrate Navroz?

The Parsi community participates in a number of cultural events on the day of Navroz.

To mark the occasion, a variety of events are being held all across the world. On this day, Parsis prepare a variety of traditional Parsi foods. On this day, Parsis believe in starting a new business or purchasing something new, as well as wearing new clothes, giving gifts, and donating generously to charitable organizations. On this day, not only are houses completely cleaned and embellished, but also the purification of one’s brain, body, and soul from any negative ideas and behaviors is observed.

One of the community’s most important events, they gather together to savor the delectable Parsi cuisine. Some of the meals served as part of the Navroz buffet include Prawn Patio, Mori Dar, Patra Ni Macchi, Haleem, Akoori, Falooda, Ambakalya, Dhansak, Ravo, Sali Boti, Saffron Pulao, and others. The Parsis don their best traditional attire and go to ‘Agiary,’ also known as fire temples. On this auspicious day, they give offerings of fruits, sandalwood, milk, and flowers to the fire.

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