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Parsi New Year: History, Date And Ways To Celebrate A Healthy Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year 2018 falls on August 17. The festival is also known as Navroz and marks the beginning of Iranian calendar. Parsi New Year is considered to be a holy occasion within the Parsi community.

Parsi New Year: History, Date And Ways To Celebrate A Healthy Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year 2018 falls on August 17

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Parsi New Year can be celebrated in a healthy way
  2. You should take care of portion size while indulging in Parsi delicacies
  3. Avoid sweetened drinks and deep fried foods

A very happy, warm and welcoming New Year to the Parsi community! Parsi New Year 2018 falls on August 17. The festival is also known as Navroz and marks the beginning of Iranian calendar. Parsi New Year is considered to be a holy occasion within the Parsi community. As part of celebrations of Parsi New Year, Parsis indulge into merrymaking and are filled with a spirit of positivity. Parsis are known to follow Zoroastrianism and have their origins in Persia. The religion was found by Zarathustra.

According to the popular beliefs, Persian king Jamshed introduced Parsi calendar in order to honour Zarathustra. Parsi New Year is also known as Jamshed-i-Nowruz.

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Parsi New Year 2018 is marked by celebrations and marrymaking
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Celebrations of Parsi New Year 2018

As is customary, celebration of Parsi New Year is done by dressing up in traditional Parsi attires and visiting fire temples. Prayers and offerings are made to fire through flowers, fruits, milk and sandalwood. Alongside, it is an essential aspect to pray for good health and well-being. People offer prayers for prosperity and seek forgiveness their sins.

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Parsi New Year is celebreated by preparing traditional Parsi delicacies
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Homes are decorated with flowers and rangoli along with sumptuous food items. Popular dishes include berry pulao, saas ni machci, dhan dhar or dal chawal, methi sev dahi and many more. On this day, Parsians indulge in their favourite traditional delicacies.

But it is always better to not give in too much into indulgence and take prior care of health. Controlling portion size, trying only tasting portions of deep-fried foods and avoiding sugary drinks are some of the ways to avoid unnecessary hindrance to health in the name of celebration.

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The day is important as it brings all close friends and family together. People come together to renew their spirit of love, prosperity and peace.

Parsi New Year is observed the Middle-East, Pakistan and even USA. In India, celebration of Parsi New Year are more predominant in parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

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