Not many many know that the origin of Navroze, the Parsi festival which literally means ‘new day’, is rooted in Zoroastrianism and is estimated to be somewhere around 3,000 years old. While the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle Easterns celebrate the festival on March 21, the first day of the Zoroastrian calendar, in India there is another version of the festival that is followed according to the Shahanshahi calendar and falls during the later months of the year. The dates change every year since the calendar doesn’t account for leap years. With Navroze falling on August 17 this year, Parsis in Maharashtra and Gujarat are all pumped-up at the moment. You will probably find families pitching in together to clean the house, make a trip to the fire temple after breakfast and prepare delicious Parsi food like sali boti, berry pulao, dhansak among others.
In case you’re a Parsi yourself or have a Parsi friend, spread the cheer with these wishes, SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook posts and greetings.
* It is the time to have delicacies filled with garlic paste,
wrapped in green grass and Vinegar.
Yes it is the time to celebrate the Persian New Year.
Welcome the Navroze with a smiling heart and a joyful mind.
Happy New Year!
* May everyday of the new year glow with new cheer and happiness for you and your family. Navroze Moobarak!
* Let’s make our Navroze celebration a happier one by spending it together. Wish you a more than ever Happy Navroze!
* Hope this Navroze brings lots of love and warmth for you and your loved ones. Do not hate anyone as we have got the life to love and not to hate others. Happy Navroze!
* Nights are dark but days are light,
Wish your life will always be bright.
So my dear don’t fear
Coz, God gifted us a brand new year.
Happy New Year.
* May the coming year take you on the path to glory where all your endeavours become glorious and your life becomes a success story. Happy Navroze!
* Navroze Mobarak. (Happy New Year)
* Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak. (Happy New Year to You)
* Navroze Pirooz. (Wishing You a Prosperous New Year)
* Sad Saal be in Saal-ha. (Wishing You 100 More Happy New Years)