The Parsi New Year also known as Navroz or Nowroz is celebrated annually on 16th August. This day is marked as a regional holiday in several parts of India, Navroz is celebrated according to the Shahenshahi calendar.
The Shahenshahi calendar is usually followed by the Indian Parsi Community, mostly living in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Many Parsis take this day as a new beginning and on this day they start afresh by cleaning their houses, washing their clothes, and by making donations and exchanging presents.
History of Parsi New Year
The History of Parsi New Year goes back to 3500 years ago as a part of their Zoroastrianism religion, which was founded by the Prophet Zarathustra in Persia, today it is known by the name of Iran.
The celebration of this day has roots in the Zoroastrian philosophy, which believes in an annual renewal of all things in the universe.
When the muslim conquest of Persia happend, a re-emergence of Nowruz was seen following the rejuvenation of the Iranian dynasties. In 1079 A.D An astronomer Omar Khayyam, along with a group of scholars, founded the ‘Jalali’ calendar that commenced from the day we call Nowruz.
And in the year 2016, Nowruz was added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
This festival is one of the most prominent festivals for Parsis all around the world and they celebrate this day as a new start or new beginning.
Wishes for Navroz
- As the new chapter of life is unfolding, I share my best wishes for you. Happy Navroz.
- As the New Year is commencing, may God bless you throughout Navroz.
- May this festive occasion of Navroz brighten your days and nights, spread smiles and joy, bring peace to your heart and mind…. Best wishes on Navroz to you.
- May the positive vibes of this coming year fill your heart with eternal joy….. Best wishes on Parsi New Year.”
- “Let there be happiness and joy, goodness and positivity in this New Year….. With lots of love, wishing you a Happy Parsi New Year.”
- May love, bravery, wisdom, contentment, health, patience, cleanliness be by your side. Happy Navroz 2022!
- Happy Navroz to you and your family. May the day bring fresh hope and enthusiasm.
- At the end of the tunnel of trying times, may there be the glimmer of hope. May Navroz guide you to that light.
- This is the year that all your dreams will come true and all of your hard work will bear results, Happy Navroz.
- Happy Navroz to you and your loved ones. Spend the day in togetherness and prosperity.