Aban Parab

Aban Parab

February, March, October; 10th day of Aban, the eighth Zoroastrian month
In the Zoroastrian calendar, each of the 30 days of the month bears the name of the yazata, or spiritual being, who is believed to preside over that day. Similarly, each of the 12 months bears the name of the yazata who rules over that month. When the day and the month both share the same name, as they do on the 10th of Aban, it is considered a name-day feast. The yazata of the month of Aban is the female waters. On name-feast days Zoroastrians attend services in a fire temple, a meeting hall, or a private home.
Because of discrepancies in the calendars used by widely separated Zoroastrian communities around the world, there are now three different calendars in use, and the 10th of Aban can fall either in October, March, or February according to the Gregorian calendar.
Followers of the Zoroastrian religion, which was founded by the prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathushtra, who is believed to have lived around 1200 b.c.e.), today live primarily in Iran and northwestern India, although smaller communities exist in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, the U.S., England, and Australia.
SOURCES:
RelHolCal-2004, p. 68