Sal-e No Mobarak!
Happy New Year
About Zoroastrian New Year
Zoroastrian New Year/ Iranian New Year/ Nowruz is a big day for the prople who follow Zoroastrianism, a religion based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster. It may have been the world's first monotheistic faith and is believed that Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs concerning God and Satan, the soul, heaven and hell, the virgin birth of the savior, slaughter of the innocents, resurrection, the final judgment, etc. were all derived from Zoroastrianism. Fire plays a very important part in this celebration as it stands for the source of enery and the symbol of God.
Zorastrian New Year or the secon Nowruz is celebrated in July/ August as the new year's eve. The second Nowruz is celebrated after the last day of the year, known as Pateti, which comes after a Muktad period of days remembering the dead. Haft Sin (the traditional table) is one of the important part of the celebration which consists of sabzeh (wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish symbolizing rebirth), samanu (a sweet pudding made from wheat germ - symbolizing affluence), senjed (the dried fruit of the oleaster tree symbolizing love), sir (garlic - symbolizing medicine), sib (apples - symbolizing beauty and health), somaq (sumac berries - symbolizing (the color of) sunrise), serkeh (vinegar - symbolizing age and patience.)
So plunge into the fun and happiness of the new year and send your dear ones your warm new year wishes from our collection of Zoroastrian New Year Cards and Zoroastrian New Year Ecards