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PARSIS CELEBRATE NEW YEAR

parsi-new-year-2The Parsi community celebrated their new year. Ajaz Khan has more. Parsi New Year also known as Jamshedi Navroz falls on 21st March. Parsi New Year was named after the legendary King of Persia, Jamshed who started the Parsi Calendar. As per the Parsi mythology, universe is recreated on this day and life with all its glory is cherished. Navroz means spring and is believed Mother Nature casts her spell by dressing up like a young bride. Thus, Navroz gives a new vision to everyone’s life. Parsis celebrate the day with jollity and mirth. On this day, people get up early in the morning, clean their house, take bath and dress up in new clothes. They decorate the entrance of their houses with colored powders, light incense sticks and place a burning coal scuttle sprinkled with sandalwood powder. This is done to keep the air clean and fresh. There is also a tradition of offer food to the poor on this day. Lets take a look at the celebration done on this day by the Parsi community. Ajaz Khan – NMTV News.

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