Old year becoming New Year…

By A. J. Cave

The memory of the first people who joyfully celebrated the coming of a lovely blossoming spring after months of a cold harsh winter is lost in the fog of obscurity.

Over the years, the two seasonal festivals marking the beginning of spring and the end of summer took on religious significance for the ancient Iranians.  Celebration of Nava r∂zaηh and Mithrâkana became an integral part of the lives of the ancient Mazdaeans.  In Persian mythology the introduction of the great annual festival of the New Year was attributed to the mythical King Yima and later to Prophet Zarathuštra.


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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