Festivities Articles

Kolkata: Zoroastrian community rings in the new year on virtual platform in Covid times

From little Anush Parsi Subbawala, who is under two, to nonagenarian Roshan Burge, better known as the “21 plus” among themselves, everyone was roped in as the Zoroastrian community celebrated its new year on Sunday. So what if they didn’t...
Celebrating the Persian New Year in Mumbai

Celebrating the Persian New Year in Mumbai

Every year in the third week of March, Manijeh Irani, 64, makes a tour of the markets of her adopted city, Mumbai—grocery stores, stalls of fresh and dried fruit, sweet shops, even an aquarium—for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BBC Documentary: Noruz The Persian Spring

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi introduces her young son to the Iranian festival of NoRuz, or New Year's Day. It is the biggest festival of the year for millions from Iran to India. Spring begins on the...

Jamshedi Navroze 2014

On the occasion of Jamshedi Navroze 2014, we would like to wish all our readers Navroze Mubarak !! The Haftseen table below is laid out at Mehernaaz, Shovir and Ava Irani’s home in Mumbai, India...

Navroze Around The World

For most people across the world, March 20th signifies little more than early morning rush hours, household chores and office deadlines to meet. They go about their business as per usual which — if...

Navroze Mubarak 2013

From all of us at Parsi Khabar, we take this opportunity to wish all our dear readers a very Happy Navroze, Norouz, Norooz mexican pharmacy online Pirooz. May the spring and the coming year be one...

President Obama Greets Iran on Nowruz 2013

President Obama sends best wishes to the Iranian people as they celebrate Nowruz. In his video message, the President speaks directly to the people and leaders of Iran about the opportunity to begin...

Bachi Karkaria: Navroz Mubarak

On this auspicious New Year’s day, I would like to wish my fellow Parsis ‘Navroz Mubarak’. Yes, that’s the correct form, and not ‘Pateti Mubarak’. That would translate into ‘Greetings for Sinning’....

We join BACHI KARKARIA as she wishes members of her Parsi community a Happy Navroz and takes us through a typical Parsi New Year celebration in Mumbai and Kolkata   The Parsis celebrated their...

Recipes for Parsi New Year

The Parsi New Year is tomorrow. Cook up these traditional Parsi dishes and join in the celebrations Parsi cuisine is influenced by many cultures; it has a mix of the Caspian, the coastal cuisines of...

Ghambar: Parsi-style Thanksgiving

Come summer and the Zoroastrian community is buzzing with excitement, in anticipation of ghambar, a Parsi thanksgiving feast. Everyocheap propecia onlinene is eager to know which residential...

Of Garas and Patra Ni Machhi

Every year, in March, the Parsis, who are probably Delhi's smallest community, celebrate Navroze, their New Year, at the 62-year-old Parsi Dharamshala on Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, next to Delhi Gate....

Navroze Mubarak 2012

Parsi Khabar takes this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Happy Jamshedi Navroze. May the festive season bring happiness and prosperity, peace and understanding, good health and long lives...

When the epochal fire lit

A peek inside Delhi’s fire temple Dar-e-Mehr at the Delhi Parsi Anjuman is the only fire temple in the entire Northern belt of India. Its fire was consecrated on 31 December 1961. The history of...

Elvis and a fasting Parsi

In this Parsi New Year one hoped that things would pan out differently. No major miracles, of course, like India beating England in a Test match or Anna Hazare becoming the Prime Minister of India....

Marking Navroz with a ‘naatak’

On Friday, Parsis celebrated Navroz, the Zoroastrian new year. The day is traditionally spent eating, praying and, in the evenings, watching a play. The Navroz naatak is a longstanding custom. The...

Parsis Of Calcutta Celebrate New Year

At the last count — and that was some time ago — there were 565 Parsis in this city, a once-thriving Westernised community known for its industriousness, integrity and love of the good life. So as...