Naw-Ruz – The Baha’i and Zoroastrian New Year

Naw-Ruz - The Baha'i and Zoroastrian New Year

Naw-Ruz – The Baha’i and Zoroastrian New Year Naw-Ruz, also spelled Nowruz as well as other variants, is an ancient Persian holiday celebrating the new year. It is one of only two festivals mentioned by Zoroaster in the Avesta, the only holy Zoroastrian scriptures written by Zoroaster himself. It is celebrated as a holy day by two religions: Zoroastrianism and the Baha’i Faith. In addition, other Iranians (Persians) also commonly celebrate it as a secular holiday. SOLAR SIGNIFICANCE AND MESSAGES OF RENEWAL Naw-Ruz occurs on the spring equinox or on…

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