Parsi New Year is also known as Navroz and every year people of the Zoroastrian religion around the world celebrate this festival with great joy and enthusiasm.
In this article, we are sharing with you the History, Date, Significance, Celebration, Images, Wishes, Quotes, Messages, and more of the Parsi New Year (Navroz).
Parsi New Year (Navroz) 2023 Date
In 2023, Parsi New Year will be celebrated on 16 August 2023 and this festival takes place every year in the months of July and August. People of the Parsi community call this festival Navroz. which means new day in the Persian language, For example, Nav means- new and Roz means- day.
Parsi New Year (Navroz) History & significance
According to the people of Zoroastrianism, the tradition of celebrating this festival has been going on for the last 3000 years.
Jamshed-e-Navroz / Jamshed-e-Nauroz festival is named after the Parsi king Jamshed and this king made the Parsi Qalandar.
According to Perseo, it was King Jamshed who saved the world from the apocalypse that came in the form of winter. Jamshed built a throne made of precious stones to prevent this destruction and riding on the demons flew to heaven, the city of the gods.
The king was shining more than the sun while going towards heaven, due to which the new day arose, which is now known as Navroz, and is celebrated every year with great joy and gaiety.
In today’s time, Persia is known as Iran, where astronomer Omar Khayyam made the ‘Jalali’ calendar with a group of scholars, made the ‘Jalali’ calendar and according to this calendar, the day of Navroz is selected.
In the year 2016, Nowruz has been added to the list of cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Parsi New Year (Navroz) Celebrations
On the day of Navroz, Parsi people clean their houses and decorate them with lights and make Rangoli. many dishes like Jhinga Aangan, Mori Dar, Patra Ni Machhi, Haleem, Akuri, Faluda, Ambakalya, Dhansak, Ravo, Sali Boti, Kesar Pulao, etc are prepared and served to the guests and people come to meet their close ones.
On this auspicious day, Parsis go to the fire temple wearing their traditional clothes and offer fruits, sandalwood, milk, and flowers to the fire and pray for their health, prosperity, and happiness.
The oldest religious place to celebrate this day in India
There are many fire temples in India where you can go and worship but the oldest fire temple is in Udvada. This is a sacred place of Perseo in India, which is about 200 km from Mumbai. The world’s oldest fire temple named Atash Behram is located in Udvada and you can reach it here by train and road.
Parsi New Year (Navroz) Wishes & Quotes
1- Greetings to everyone on the joyous occasion of Navroz, may it bring new beginnings and fresh opportunities to all. Wishing everyone a blessed Parsi New Year!
2- On the auspicious occasion of Navroz, I extend my heartfelt greetings to the brothers and sisters. This day of the Parsi New Year teaches us to love nature. May the new year bring you new beginnings and endless possibilities.
3- Today our wishes to Navroz Mubarak to all for blessing peace, progress, prosperity, and happiness in the new year. Our wishes for the Parsi new year to all Parsi families.
4- We Iranians wish and congratulate everyone Navroz Mubarak in harmony with the new and fresh birth of the country and nature!
5- I hope this Navroz brings you happier days. I hope you have enjoyable celebrations to honor this anniversary. Navroz Mubarak to you!
6- New Year’s Day is observed on Navroz. May your happiness grow during this lovely year.
7- I wish you a peaceful and illustrious new year. I’m sending my best wishes to you and your family.
8- I’m sending you Parsi new year greetings filled with love and caring. Merry Navroz.
9- Say goodbye to the negative thoughts and welcome the new hope. On this Parsi New Year, my greetings to you.
10- I hope that the new day brings you happiness. Happy Navroz 2023.
Parsi New Year (Navroz) FAQs
Q. When is Parsi New Year in 2023?
A. Parsi’s new year in 2023 will be celebrated on the 16th of August.