Jamshed e Navroz is the first day of a new Persian Year which is celebrated by the Zoroastrians all over the world. The King of Persia, Jamshed was the first who initiated the celebration of the festival to rejoice the spring season with their glory hence the festival named Jamshed e Navroz to commomorate the great leader and his tradition. The main function exact date is noted down in Iran and after that circulate among all the Zoroastrians around the world.
Time to Celebrate:
Jamshed-e-Navroz is celebrated in the month of February or March every year.
The festival begins the Persian New Year which also commence the transit season from winter to summer. The festival is a day of cherish and lots of enjoyment, it also set the Fasli calendar followed by the Parsis. The origin of Jamshed-e-Navroz dates back to 3000 years back when the king of Persia, Jamshed honoured with the royal throne on the specific day. From then the festival begins to celebrate every year till date with full enthusiasm and rejoice.
King Jamshed was the first who introduced the solar calculations into the Persian Calendar which determined the date of Sun transit on its eclipse and set the dates accordingly . The myths also stated that the king was used to be weighted in gold and silver which was later distributed among the poor.
The auspicious day of Jamshed-e-Navroz is celebrated with special prayers and offering towards the God. People wear new clothes and welcome the guests with warmth by sprinkling the rosewater , rice with applying tilak on their forehead in order to honor them. As far as the cuisine is concerned a traditional drink is served which made especially for the occasion named falooda along with other special dishes like Ravo, Pulaav, fried vermicelli etc. Parsi people visits Fire temple or Agiary for special thanksgiving prayers called ‘Jashan’ and after the prayers hugged each other and greet with New Year’s wishes. At home they have to follow a traditional custom ‘Gatha’ which contain the items for symbolise creation. The Jamshed-e-Navroz is a festival of prosperity, happiness and integrity.