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.


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