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    18th Aug, 2020
  • The Parsi New Year or Navroz is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new Iranian calendar.
  • In Persian, Nav means new, and Roz stands for the day, which translates to new day.
  • This tradition is believed to have begun over 3,000 years ago.
  • It is observed by Iranians and the Parsi community around the world.
  • It is celebrated most prominently in Maharashtra and Gujarat due to sizeable Parsi population.
  • Parsis are also known as Zoroastrians as they follow Zoroastrianism.
  • It is one of the oldest known monotheistic religions founded by Prophet Zarathustra or Zoroaster (Greek) in Pre-Islam era of ancient Iran in 650 BC.
  • After invasion of Islamic armies in the 7th Century, Zoroastrians fled Persia and mainly dwelled in India.
  • India is home to the largest group of Parsis from around the world.

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