Jamshed Navroz - Parsi New Year

The Zoroastrians, spread in western parts of India celebrate the Parsi new year (around March) with prayers, giving of alms and donations, family gatherings and feasts. Some observe it as a day of repentance and making up to put behind them clashes and ill will.

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  • Zoroastrianism -- Article on the history and traditions of Parsis in India who follow the teachings of Zarathushtra.


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