Nowruz is one of the most popular Parsi and Iranian holidays. The celebration is known by numerous different names like Nowruz, Novruz, Nooruz, Nevruz and Nauryz. The word Nowruz is an ancient Persian word where ‘Now’ means new and ‘Ruz’ means day. In this way, together the word signifies a new day. Basically, Nawruz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by the Iranian public. In India, the Parsi public observe Nowruz as it’s essential for their religion.
In the year 2021, Nowruz will fall on Saturday, March 20. According to the United Nation’s portrayal of this festival, Nowruz denotes the main day of spring and is commended upon the arrival of the astronomical vernal equinox, which for the most part happens on 21 March. It is commended as the start of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world. People greet each other on this day with the greeting, Nowruz Mubarak.
History of Nowruz:
The Nowruz festival marks the primary day of the first month in the Iranian calendar, called Farvardin. This date as a usually falls on March 21, yet this year Nowruz is set to fall on March 20. The date can a few days behind and forward. Nowruz is a huge celebration for the Parsi community as this is they King Jamshid was crowned as the King of Persia. The day of king Jamshid’s crowning is considered as the start of the Parsi new year. This is a significant day for Parsis to begin new relationships and business ventures.
Importance of Nowruz:
Navroz holds extraordinary importance in the Iranian people group. It is marked as the day King Jamshid was crowned as the King of Persia. The day of Tahmuras is Yima Khshaeta (later called Jamshid) is by and large considered as the start of the New Year among Iranian individuals.
How is Nowruz Celebrated?
Nowruz is one of the greatest Parsi festivals so the Parsi people group pull out all the stops in celebrating this festival. They buy new clothes and vehicles, visit their friends and family and bring along food and gifts as offerings. In the evening, families get together and have a huge fire where they light crackers and dance in the light of the fire.
A significant piece of the celebration includes the Haft sin family dinner, where the entire family gets together for a large meal. This is an symbolic meal where the food things are made out of things that start with the letter sin and there a sum of seven of these food items, depicting seven sins or as the Parsis call it Haftseen.
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