by Kayomarsh P. Mehta
Sadeh is a mid winter festival celebrated by Zarathushtis. It is popularly known as Jashan-e Sadeh. In Iran it is the third largest celebration after Navrooz and Mehrgaan. For some reason, this festival is not celebrated in India.
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Prayers, music, lighting the fire, children on stage, girls school participants, congregations at pilgrimage places in the desert, speeches, priests, laity, all come together in Hamazori.
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Sadeh 2009 – Northern Virginia, USA – Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington DC
Sad means one hundred in the Farsi language
Jashn-e- Sadeh – Counting One hundred before Nou Rooz (counting fifty days and fifty nights)
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia