Return to Roots Returns

Zoroastrian Return To Roots 2023 !!

After a three year pandemic-induced hiatus, we are happy to announce that the 7th Edition of Return To Roots shall take place this December in India.
Tentatively scheduled from December 22nd 2023 to January 4th, 2024, this trip will bring 20+ youth aged 22-35 years of age on a two week trip to India.

About Return To Roots

Established in 2012, Return to Roots is a youth-initiated program designed to strengthen community identity amongst Zoroastrian youth around the world. The program is held over two weeks in India. The idea of a Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program was born out of the increasing disconnect between those Zoroastrians in the diaspora with their ancestral communities in Iran and India. It is a unique means of fostering community links and identity by taking small groups of youth on trips to explore their religious, social and cultural heritage.


All applicants need to fulfill all three of the following conditions. These terms are non-negotiable.

  • Applicants to be between the ages of 22 and 35 years old as of Dec 15, 2023.
  • Applicant must be a practising Zarathushti
  • At least one parent of the applicant is a Zarathushti
  • All applicants have had their Navjote/Sudreh Pushi ceremony performed

Application All prospective applicants need to fill out a detailed application form. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and once we fill out all the slots, we will put others on a waiting list.

The Trips

The past six trips have been transformational for all the RTR Fellows who have completed them.

You can read detailed reports of all of them on our website.

However nothing captures the trips like the short video below prepared by RTR Fellow and Board Member Tanya Hoshi (also FEZANA’s Chief Social Media Officer) of Toronto, Canada.


If you have questions and want to know more before applying, do check out the Application and FAQ pages on our website. If you have more questions get in touch with us.


One comment

  • Cyrus Bhiwandiwalla

    Kindly inform me the places we will be visiting, the number of days and the total cost of the tour.

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