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The Mehergan Festival: Advent of autumn

The Mehergan Festival: Advent of autumn

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is the autumn equinox, the first day of fall.  The autumn equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south and vice versa in March (www.timeanddate.com). For Zarathushtis, this celestial event is marked by…

Melbourne Parsis Celebrate New Year in Style

Melbourne Parsis Celebrate New Year in Style

The enduring legacy of Zoroastrianism: Parsi community gathers to celebrate Nowruz Who would have thought that anyone could get a comprehensive taste of Zoroastrian culture in one day, in Melbourne? Food, song and dance performances, a history documentary, a cultural exhibition and, possibly, the entire Zoroastrian community in Victoria, were all on offer at Kingston…

Happy Parsi New Year 2016 Saal 1386 Y.Z.

Happy Parsi New Year 2016 Saal 1386 Y.Z.

Today marks the beginning of a new year according to the Shehenshahi Parsi calendar and we would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every single one of you a very Happy New Year….Navu Varas Mubarak ! May this be the year when we find the best in all of us as individuals…

Festivals: A Fond Memory

Festivals: A Fond Memory

India thrives on festivals. A time to rejoice, festivals are supposed to bind different people together. There are some common festivals celebrated all over the country and there are some which are specific to a region, community or religion. Alas when any festival is celebrated, noise and pollution become an integral part of the festivity.…

Mumbai Parsis hail upcoming New Year with food, fun and frolic

Who needs to travel around the world to experience different cultures when you live in a country where multiple cultures nestle together? India is truly blessed to taste the flavours a myriad of cultural celebrations, each one with it’s unique touch. One such is the Parsi New Year or Navroz celebrated on the first day…

Navroz The New Day at the United Nations

This film from India was screened at the United Nations last month as part of the celebrations of the International Day of Navroze – Preserving an Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The film was commissioned by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The Film captures the essence of how Navroz is celebrated in India…

Jamshedi Navroze Mubarak 2015

On behalf of the entire team at Parsi Khabar we wish you all, our dear readers; and your families, loved ones and friends a Happy Jamshedi Navroze 2015. We thank you for your readership and support and look forward to it in the years ahead. The Haft Seen table below is laid out at the…

Navroze: Yesterday and today

I remember celebrating Navroze since I was in Mama Parsi Girls’ Secondary School. All the Zarthosti children and teachers would put up the Navroze table on the eve of the New Year. Every girl would be assigned to bring a single item and then together we would help each other set it up on the…

Kamran Dar e Mehr Opens in Washington D.C. USA

The birth of a new Dar-e-Mehr is a rare and momentous occasion. We were lucky to witness the inauguration of the newest Dar-e-Mehr in all of the Zoroastrian world on September 20th, 2014 in Boyds, Maryland; in the Washington D.C. vicinity in United States. The Kamran Dar-E-Mehr is the home of the Zarathushtis of the…