Parsi New Year 2021 in India

Parsi New Year 2021 in India is observed on തിങ്കള്‍, 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് and known to be a fun-filled and exciting day for Parsis all over India and around the world. Said to be one of the important Holidays 2021, this day is also known as Navroz and celebrates the onset of the new Iranian calendar.

In Persian, Navroz is made of two words, “Nav”, which means new and “Roz”, which means day. Hence, the literal translation of this day is “New Day”. This day is widely observed by natives from the Parsi community and Iranians residing in India. As per the Gregorian Calendar, this day is celebrated in August. Innumerable ceremonies and rituals are carried out during the New Year week.

When is Parsi New Year in 2021?

16

ഓഗസ്റ്റ്, 2021

(തിങ്കള്‍)

Parsi New Year	in India

Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Good Friday in Australia is considered a public holiday in all Australian states. However, some states and regions follow different guidelines. This means that shops, retail stores, schools, organisations, offices and academic universities and colleges remain closed on this day. Some businesses may follow a restricted working schedule on this day. Good Friday is counted as one of the main school holidays.

On the other hand, the shops located in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory remain functional. On this day, Australian Government practices tight restrictions on the sale of alcohol on this day in several states. A change in the schedule for Public transport services can be witnessed on the day of Good Friday.

Why is it called ’Good Friday’?

Good Friday History holds great significance for the followers. As it is evidently known that Jesus Christ was crucified on a Cross on this day, even then it is called a “Good” Friday. Ever wondered why it is called “Good Friday”? We have come up with the reason why this day was considered Holy and given the adjective “Good”. Undoubtedly, followers of Christianity perceive this day as the “Triumph Of Good Over Sin & Devil” and marks the end of Christ’s pain and sufferings that he took upon himself for the sake of humanity. It was only after this day that he was able to ascend to heaven and the resurrect.

It was on the day of Good Friday that Jesus took the wrath of God upon himself and sacrificed his life in order to attain salvation for mankind. Hence, this day saw the greatest triumph and came to be known as Good Friday.

Ideologies of Orthodox Christians in Australia

Australia consists of a wide population of several Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Christians, who still follow the traditional Julian Calendar even when the Gregorian Calendar has been introduced in Europe. With this, the date of observance for Good Friday differs for these natives in comparison to the date followed by Western Churches.

Orthodox Christian natives fast on the holy day of Good Friday and mourn the death of Jesus Christ. Since this day commemorates Jesus’s Crucifixion, spring flowers are gathered, Liturgies are organized and a procession is carried out.

Good Friday Traditions in Australia

Churches in Australia organize Church Services usually during the afternoon, mainly between 12-3 PM, since it is believed that Jesus Christ was crucified during these hours. A theatrical enactment is also carried out by some churches on this day, where the whole process of how Jesus Christ was crucified and his last hours is enacted by actors. Below are some Good Friday traditions prevalent in Australia:

1.Delicious Food: Several Catholic Christians fast on this holy day since they consider this day as a symbol of mourning. Only three meals without any meat are consumed. Traditionally, Hot Buns with Cross on top are usually eaten on this day and consist of different types of spices and raisins.
2.Prayers and Services: Night Vigils, Prayer sessions and processions are carried out on this day. Churches organize special services on the day of Good Friday. People mourn the death of Jesus Christ and seek his forgiveness.
3.Sporting Events: Since Good Friday marks the beginning of a long weekend, several sporting events are organized in Australia. One of the most famous sporting events is held in Tasmania known as the Three Peaks Race, which is known to be a three-tiered event. Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is another popular sporting event held on this day.

Good Friday Celebrations in Australia

In Australia, Good Friday kick-starts the beginning of a four-day-long weekend and is recognized as one of the main Holidays 2021. This day falls before Easter, and is observed as a public holiday in major parts of Australia. People take this opportunity to follow rituals and traditions, teach their kids the significance of this day and spend time with their loved ones.

Church Members fast on this day, especially those belonging from Catholic Churches, organize Night Vigils and consume Three small meals without any meat. However, some people may include Fish as a part of their meal instead of meat. It is believed that since Jesus Christ sacrificed himself and was crucified on the day of Good Friday, consuming meat is considered a sin. According to Roman Catholic customs, eating the meat of warm-blooded animals on this day is considered prohibited. This is why Fish became a common choice for meat.

Hot Buns with Cross marked on top is eaten on this day with either jam, bread or any kind of spread. This is a traditional delicacy gorged on since ages. Also, the sale of Alcohol is prohibited on this day, which is why no such drink is consumed.

Several theatrical versions of this festival are organized across several churches for public entertainment. Church Bells are said to toll 33 times not only in Australia but around the world.

Good Friday Wishes

  • “May On This Good Friday We Start It With Fasting & Prayers So That We Can Bring God’s Mercy & Forgiveness On All Mankind Let’s Pray Together.”
  • “May The Loving-Kindness Of The Most High God Be With You As You Take The Time To Reverence His Name This Good Friday.”
  • “Life Is A Maybe, Death Is For Sure. Sin Is The Cause, Christ Is The Cure! Happy Good Friday!”
  • “May The Sacrifice Of Our Savior Be The Inspiration For You To Go Forward And Follow The Light Of Redemption. Have A Blissful Time On This Holy Easter Friday!”
  • “May The Love For Jesus In Your Heart Grow Stronger By Each Day. May You Always Be Surrounded By Love And Care Of Our Sweet Lord. Heartfelt Good Friday Greetings To You!”

Parsi New Year Observances

വർഷങ്ങൾ ആഴ്ച ദിവസം ദിവസം പേര് അവധി തരം
2019 ശനി 17 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2020 ഞായ 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2021 തിങ്ക 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2022 ചൊവ്വ 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2023 ബുധ 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2024 വ്യാഴം 15 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം
2025 വെള്ളി 15 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് Parsi New Year നിയന്ത്രിത അവധിദിനം

FAQs

1. What is the Parsi New Year known as in India?

Parsi New Year is also known as Navroz, Jamshed-i-Nowruz, Navruz, Novruz, Nooruz, Nowrouz, Nauroz or Nevruz.

2. Followers of Zoroastrianism, also known as Parsis, follow which deity or God?

Parsis consider “Ahura Mazda” as their “Supreme Being”, that is known to be the highest spirit venerated.

3. Are Pateti and Navroz the same?

Pateti is observed on the eve of Navroze as a day of penance for their sins. Pateti is the day of repentance observed a day ahead of Navroz.

4. What do you eat on Navroz?

Several traditional meals and items are eaten on the day of Navroz, such as nutty vermicelli dessert called Sev, Mori Dar, Prawn Patio, Ravo, sweetened yogurt called Mitthu Dahi and much more.

From the above information, it is evident that the Parsi New Year 2021 in India is celebrated on തിങ്കള്‍, 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് with great fervour, happiness and unity. We hope you have liked this article on Parsi New Year in India. Thank you for being an important part of AstroSage.

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Parsi New Year in India - Names in Other Languages

English: Parsi New Year, Pateti
Hindi: पारसी नव वर्ष
Gujarati: પારસી નવું વર્ષ