Navroz literally means a new day and marks the start of the Iranian new year. Besides Zoroasters, Muslims in different parts of the world also celebrate this festival.
The significance of this year’s 21 March is multiple as people from different faith are celebrating different religious festivals. On 21 March Christian celebrates Good Friday, Muslim Eid Milad u Nabi and Novroz, Hidu Holi, Jewish Purim, Bahai Naw-Ruz, and Zoroastrian Jamshedi Noruz.
Navroz is an age old tradition dating back to the Assyrians bringing gifts to their Achaemenid King. The Fatimid Imams adopted this local tradition and gave it grandeur with their elaborate processions and participation by all, when they expanded the Caliphate from Egypt to include Persia. Since then, this new year tradition of the first day of spring, has remained with Ismailies and spread across the continents.
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