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