Parsi New Year 2021 on 16th August

Parsi New Year 2021

Parsi New Year 2021 will be celebrated on 16th August (Monday) in India. The Parsi New Year is also called Navroz. In Persian, ‘Nav’ means new while ‘Roz’ means day hence ‘Navroz’ literally means ‘New Day.’

The Indian Parsis follow the Shahenshahi calendar, which does not consider leap years. Thus, in India, it is celebrated in July or August. While in a few other countries it is celebrated in the month of March. Mumbai and Gujrat celebrate the Parsi New Year’s Day majorly in India.

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has sent his greetings to all fellow citizens on this occasion. In a message, he stated –

On the auspicious occasion, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens, especially our Parsi brothers and sisters.

The contribution of the Parsi community to social and national life is incomparable. Their way of life, work style, and unwavering devotion towards the preservation of their culture evokes a feeling of appreciation among the countrymen towards the Parsi community. This annual festival is an occasion of joy and enthusiasm for them and for all of us.

May this festival of Parsi New Year bring unity, prosperity, and happiness in everyone’s life and further strengthen the spirit of mutual harmony and fraternity among the citizens.

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