Jamshed Navaroz

Jamshed Navaroz (Jamshed Navroz)

March, July, August; first day of Frawardin, the first Zoroastrian month
The Zoroastrian New Year is observed at the Vernal Equinox among the Parsis in India, who are the descendants of the original Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran (formerly Persia). It is traditional for men to dress in white, while women wear colored clothing. Ritual bathing, worship, and the exchange of gifts are part of the celebration. This festival is celebrated in July by the Kadmi sect's calendar and in August by the Shahenshai sect's calendar.
See also Nawruz
CONTACTS:
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
Rm. No 123, Transport Bhawan, No. 1, Parliament St.
New Delhi, Delhi 110 001 India
91-11-23715084; fax: 91-11-23715084
www.tourisminindia.com
SOURCES:
RelHolCal-2004, p. 66
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