Navroz Festival

News:The Prime Minister has greeted the nation on the occasion of Navroz Festival which falls on March 21.


About Navroz:

  • Navroz is a Persian New Year festival celebrated by Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism and various other communities.
  • In India,the Navroz festival is celebrated twice a year.The first according to the Iranian calendar and the second according to the Shahen Shahi calendar which is followed by people in India and Pakistan.
  • The festival is celebrated for health, wealth, prosperity and productivity. The central feature of the festival is to visit the Fire Temple and offer prayers to the deities.
  • It is inscribed in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of India