Parsi New Year

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Parsi New Year
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Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year, commonly known as Navroz, is observed each year on August 16 in India. The Parsi community in the country adheres to the Shahenshahi calendar, which does not factor in leap years. Consequently, the celebration occurs 200 days after the initial date of the vernal equinox.

The festivities center around the "Four Fs"—fire, fragrance, food, and friendship. Parsis adorn their tables with various symbolic items such as a sacred book, a mirror, fruits, flowers, coins, candles, a goldfish bowl, and a picture of Zarathustra.