On the occasion of Parsi New Year, Navroz, The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended best wishes. PM Modi tweeted, Navroz Mubarak! Best wishes on the special occasion of Parsi New Year. India takes great pride in the culture and traditions of the Parsi community. This community has significantly enriched our national progress. I pray for a year filled with happiness, excellent health and prosperity.”
The Parsi New Year, Navroz is being celebrated today, 16 August 2023.
Navroz, also known as Nowruz or Parsi New Year, marks the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature and is celebrated by different cultures and communities around the world. Many remain confused about the date of the festival as it is celebrated twice a year in India. The festival of Navroz or Jamshed-i-Navroz is named after the Persian king, Jamshed, who is credited for creating the Persian calendar.
On Navroz, Parsis in India clean and decorate their homes, dress up in new clothes, offer prayers, and meet friends and family for lunch. The Parsi community in India is known for its rich culture, traditions and food besides its generous contribution to the economy of our society.