NouRuz - Persia
Nouruz always begins precisely with the passing of the sun into the vernal equinox- which this year (1992) occurs March 21 at 12:48 a.m. PST. You can toss out the sabzi (sprouts) you've been growing on the window sill when the 13-day holiday period ends with sizde be-dar, Thursday, April 2
Article by Charles Perry, from Times Staff Writer
The birth anniversary of Prophet Spitaman Zarathushtra (Zoroaster), who founded Zoroastrianism, is celebrated as Khordad Sal. It falls somewhere in the month of August or September, on the sixth day of the first Parsi month of Farvardin. The exact year of Zarathustra's birth is not known, but it is generally accepted that he was born in the beginning of the first millennium BC. Similarly, the day of his birth is also not precisely known, and the fixing of Khordad Sal as his birthday is symbolical. The religious lore and texts of the Parsis mention the festival and its importance.
Happy Novruz to you and your Family! Let Ahura-Mazda bless you All!!! Best Wishes!
A group Sedreh Pooshi - Navjote - was held in St.Petersburg on Vahman-Rooz (day) of Mehr-Mah (month) in 3748.
Sedreh Pooshi was organized by Bozorg Bazgasht Org. in cooperation with Zarathushthrian Association of St.Petersburg and Zarathushthrian Association of Moscow.
New Behdins from Iran, Moscow and St.Petersburg participated in the initiation ceremony to join Zarathushthi religion.
Group of Russian zoroastrian people start New Year 3748 ZRE in Iran.
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The trip to India prior of a community Michael Chistjakov has ahead of schedule come to the end. Unfortunately, despite all efforts of organizers from the Indian party, because of incident with participation pars fundamentalists, it has not brought desirable result and has been interrupted, Michael has noted, telling about results of a trip. "This annoying misunderstanding will not affect formation zoroastrians in Russia" - he has noted at a meeting.
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From July, 3 till July, 9th, 2009 Russia the head zoroastian has visited communities of Iran, mobed Ardeshir Khorshidian. During visit it met Pavel Globa, with the Moscow scientists studying Iran and zaratushtrian of Moscow and Petersburg . From July, 6 till July, 8th he has visited St.-Petersburg.
On July, 6th ritual of Dzhashan has been spent, on July, 7th the dear visitor at a meeting has answered questions on zoroastrizm, on July, 8th had a rest in city suburbs, has visited ballet «Swan lake».
On March, 21st the zoroasrian group has gathered for solemn celebrating of new year - Navruz.