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Why we celebrate Nowruz ?

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 16, Aug 2021
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  • The Parsi New Year begins with the first day of Farvardin, the first month in the Zoroastrian calendar.
  • The day is also known as Jamshed-i-Nouroz, after the Persian king Jamshed who is believed to have introduced the Parsi calendar
  • Across the world, Navroz is celebrated at the time of the vernal equinox around March 21. However, Parsis in India follow the Shahenshahi calendar which does not recognise leap years.
  • The festival was added to the ‘Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ in 2009.