Inaugural Jashan on Navroze to Kick Off 12 World Zoroastrian Congress 2022 Planning


February 19, 2021

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The 12th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) is co-hosted by ZAGNY (Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York, and FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America).

The WZC returns to the United States after 22 years and is expected to attract 1500 attendees from all over the world.

Planning is under way for attendees (including teens and children) to enjoy an unparalleled WZC with engaging programs, dynamic cultural events, interesting exhibits, unique marketplace offerings, and sensational entertainment. This exceptional three-and-a-half-day event, coincides with the July 4th weekend celebrations creating a one-of-a-kind New York City experience!

The WZC will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, giving attendees the opportunity to stay in the heart of New York City for the event.


Bridging the Global Zarathushti Existence

The tone for a Congress is set by its theme and from the outset we are committed to developing a WZC that will resonate with Zarathushtis from all over the world. More importantly, we are committed to a theme that reflects the aspirations and challenges of the larger Zarathushti community on the cusp of emerging from the first quarter of the twenty-first century.

We anticipate that attendees from all over the world will bring their unique perspectives and formative influences based on their respective cultures. Our goal is to ensure that we bridge Zarathushtis from across the world, and also bridge age, gender and spiritual differences.

We look forward to a robust attendance from our global Zarathushti community and are dedicated to developing a program that will be rich in content and appeal to the diversity that we hope will be represented. Our community today is truly global, and represents a diaspora that brings with it its unique challenges. The WZC will give us the opportunity to strengthen connections and build bridges while respecting our diversity.

Our Zarathushti existence is not static, but ever changing. Even as we look back at our existence, we will also look forward during the WZC. As we stand here in 2021 and look forward to 2022 and beyond, we should expect to continue to evolve – demographics, geographies, social media – all of these will influence our global community and continue to pose the questions – Who Are We? What Do We Represent? What will our future be or look like? While abstract, these questions are particularly relevant to us and our future generations. We expect our program content will raise these thought provoking questions and leave attendees with a renewed sense of pride and purpose that we will endure.

Read More about the Theme and Program

Meet The 12 WZC 2022 TEAM

Check out the VENUE of the Congress



Please join Zarathushtis from all over the world virtually for a Jashan which will be held at the New York Dar-e-Mehr on Navroze to launch preparations for the 12th World Zoroastrian Congress 2022 (WZC) on this auspicious day, with blessings from Ahura Mazda.

Saturday March 20, 2021, at 11.00 a.m. EST | 8:00 a.m. PST | 4:00 p.m. UK | 9:30 p.m. India

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Meeting ID: 932 9229 5718

Passcode: WZC2022