Navroz

Navroz

Question: Navroz is a New Year celebration on March 21 for which one of the following community?
(a) Hindu
(b) Parsi
(c) Sikh
(d) Christian
Answer :(b)
Related facts:

  • Navroz is New Year celebrations on March 21 every year for Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism and various sects of Muslim, both Shias and Sunnis.
  • In 1079 AD, a Persian (Iranian) king named Jalaluddin Malekshah introduced the Navroz (New Year) festival to generate revenue and collect taxes from people.
  • It was observed on March 21 to mark the beginning of spring and the day of equinox.
  • It is inscribed in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of India. In India it is known as Jamshed Navroz.

Links:
http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=Prez%2C-PM-greets-people-on-occasion-of-Parsi-New-Year%2C-Navroz&id=361256
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz
https://www.indianholiday.com/best-of-india/festivals/navroz.html
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/navroz-mubarak-the-celebrations-that-mark-the-parsi-new-year/articleshow/65437414.cms?from=mdr
https://www.thehindu.com/society/faith/celebrating-navroz/article26592625.ece
https://www.indianholiday.com/blog/unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage-india/

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