28 March 2017

Khordad Sal celebrates the birth of Zoroaster (c. 628 BC – c. 551 BC), prophet and founder of the Zoroastrian faith. As the exact date of the Prophet’s birth in unknown, the date for the celebrations is purely symbolic.

Falling six days after Nowruz, Khordad Sal is known as the Greater Nowruz, and is one of the most important festivals in the Zoroastrian calendar. During their celebrations, communities gather in agiaries (fire temples) to say prayers before celebrating the Prophet’s birthday with a lavish feast. For more information about Khordad Sal please click here