Happy New Year from the Parsis! India celebrates the auspicious holiday of Navroz, sometimes called Nowruz, in July or August. Today, on 16 August, Parsi New Year will be observed. Navroz is followed by the Parsi community in India according to the Shahen Shahi calendar, resulting in its observance approximately 200 days after the rest of the world. Globally, Parsi New Year falls in March.
This day also signifies the commencement of the Iranian or Persian New Year, a celebration with a history spanning over 3,000 years, observed by various ethnicities worldwide. On this day, the Parsi community in India undertakes cleaning and adorning their homes, offering prayers, preparing meals, and hosting gatherings for family and friends. In Parsi houses, traditional foods like Dhansak, Patra Ni Machi, Sali Boti, Berry Pulav, Lagan Nu Custard, and Ravo are regularly made.
Best wishes and sayings for the Parsi New Year to share with your loved ones include:
I wish you and your family a happy new year and a life full of love, success, and health.