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Zoroastrian Festivals

The Origin of Yalda - Ali Jafarey (4016.12.19)
Climate and seasons have greatly governed animal behavior since the beginning of life on this planet. Survival, search for food, storage, shelter, hibernation, migration, and many activities have depended on the change of seasons. Man is an animal and his life has all along been subject to seasonal changes. Read More

Persian Yalda (4016.12.18)
Zayeshmehr* which is known as Yalda and Shab-e Cheleh in Persian is celebrated on the eve of the first day of the winter (December 21-22) in the Iranian calendar, which falls on the Winter Solstice and forty days before the next major Iranian festival "Jashn-e Sadeh (fire festival)". Read More

Month of Mithra (AGZ) (4016.10.31)
From friendship with the Immortal Gods to the stewardship of the entire Creation, and the worship of the sun, moon, fire and waters Read More

Mehregan Thanksgiving Festival (4016.09.20)
Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans Read More

Khordad Sal (4014.09.03)
Zoroastrians get particularly festive during the period of Khordad Sal. Khordad Sal can be likened to the Christian holiday of Christmas as it celebrates the birth of their prophet. Read More

Happy Nowruz (4013.03.26)
Welcome to Nowruz A new beginning A fresh awakening To the joy of living, The beauty of nature, A cascade of colours, Flowers, trees and grass. Read More

The six agricultural festivals of ancient Persia (4012.06.15)
Zarathushtra lived in an agrarian society so it is natural that farmers and those who toiled the soil were honoured and major festivals revolved around seasonal activities such as sowing and harvesting. Read More

Happy Newroz (4012.06.15)
This is a special time For celebrating The renewal of nature. The green leaves on the trees The many coloured flowers The songs of the birds And the warmth of the sun Read More

Christmas,Yalda, and Mithraism (4011.12.16)
Christmas,Yalda, and Mithraism,What is the origin of Christmas? Read More