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Jamshed Navroz


The New Year for the Parsis fall on the first day or Roj Hormuzd of the first month or Mah Fravardin of the Shehanshai calendar corresponding to the year 1369, Yezdagirdi. Traditionally, Navroz marks the end of winter and the beginning of a brand new year. It is thus, looked upon as a day of universal dawn. On this day, hundreds of Zoroastrians pay obeisance to Khorshed and Meher Yazads (the two divine beings who preside over the sun), thrice during the course of the day. On the day of Navroz or Jamshed Navroz or Navu Sal, it was customary for the king to be weighed in gold and silver, and the money was then distributed to the poor. People greet each other by doing the Hama-zor (united in strength) and visit the ‘Fire Temple’. 


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