A celebration of the creation of human beings and a commemoration of souls who have died. Prayers are offered to the fravashis (the divine spark within each human, which lives forever), asking for their blessings and protection.
The beginning of the Zoroastrian new year, 1388 AY or 3756 AZ in the Fasli seasonal calendar, which also celebrates the renewal of the world and the creation of fire (which symbolizes righteousness). Zarathustra, the founder of Zoroastrianism, received his revelation on this day.
The birth anniversary of the prophet Zarathustra.
Celebrating the creation of sky and the harvesting of the winter crops.
A celebration of the creation of water, the sowing of the summer crops, and the harvesting of grain. This festival continues through Monday, July 3rd.
The birth anniversary of the prophet Zarathustra (Zoroaster), according to the Qadimi calendar.
The start of the New Year for Zoroastrians who follow the Shenshai calendar, beginning the year 1387 AY [After Yazdegird III, the last of the Persian Zoroastrian monarchs].
A celebratory festival of friendship, righteousness and justice.
This festival celebrates the creation of plants, the sowing of winter crops, and herds’ return from pasture.
The “night of birth” which marks the longest night of the year, after which days begin getting longer—thus symbolizing the victory of light and goodness over dark and evil. This festival is marked with storytelling, poetic readings, family reunions, and feasting.