WZO Newsletter #6

Please follow this link to read our most recent newsletter which contains information about upcoming events as well as some interesting articles for our members, friends and supporters. https://mailchi.mp/421c241a68ae/wzo-newsletter-6-may-2022  

Shahenshahi Zarthost-No-Diso

With thanks to WZO Board Member Kayomarsh Mehta of the Zarathushti Learning Center of North America for sharing this article with us. “Dae Mahino, Khorshed Roj” is observed as Zarthost-No-Diso, the commemoration of the death anniversary of our prophet Zarathushtra.  This year, the Shahenshahi Zarthost-No-Diso falls on Monday, the 23rd of May. As we approach Zarthost-No-Diso,…

Nowruz Celebrations in Kurdistan 2022

WZO is pleased to be able to share this report and photos of the Nowruz Celebration in Kurdistan courtesy of Awat Darya. This was one of the biggest 2022 Nowruz Celebrations organized by Awat Darya and her group of volunteers in Kurdistan, where over 10,000 people attended. With no funding from any Zoroastrian Association or…

The Zoroastrian Holy Season

As we look forward to the celebration of Nowruz 2022 at the time of the Vernal Equinox on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 15:33:26 GMT, we hope that you enjoy reading this informative article, kindly contributed by fellow Zoroastrian and scholar Pablo Vazquez, about the festivals celebrated during what can be called the “Zoroastrian Holy…
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WZO Newsletter Issue 5

WZO Newsletter 5 is available to read by following this link https://mailchi.mp/adafb8321633/wzo-newsletter-5
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Sadeh by Fariborz Rahnamoon

WZO Committee member Fariborz Rahnamoon has contributed an article with further information so you may learn more about the festival of Jashn-e-Sadeh. Please click the “Continue Reading” button below and from there you will be able to then follow the link to read this article. http://ahura.homestead.com/files/FESTIVALS/SADEH_2022.pdf
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Sadeh: The Zoroastrian Mid-Winter Festival

Sadeh: The Zoroastrian Mid-Winter Festival   We are delighted to be able an article about the festival of Jashn-e-Sadeh which is celebrated by Zoroastrians this year on 30th January 2022. This article, contributed by Pablo Vazquez, discusses the origins,history and meaning of the celebration as well as how it is celebrated today. The above photo…
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Parsiana Article about Mercury Commemorative Event

We thank Parsiana for allowing us to share the following article published in Parsiana about the events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of Freddie Mercury.

Asho Zarathosht No Diso – Application to Life

WZO Board Member Kayomarsh P. Mehta has kindly shared an article which provides thoughts on the day of remembrance of the death of Zarathustra, Zarathost-No-Diso, which is on 26th December 2021 according to the Fasli calendar. We thank Kayomarsh for his contribution which can inspire us all in our daily lives. ****************************************************************************** ASHO ZARATHUSHTRA’S DEATH…

Zartosht No-Diso: The Zoroastrian Remembrance of the Death of Zarathushtra

  This year Zartosht-No-Diso will be on 26th December 2021, according to the Fasli Calendar. We hope you find the following article about this day, its meaning and how we can commemorate it both informative and enlightening. This article has been kindly contributed by WZO Member, SOAS scholar and fellow Zoroastrian Pablo Vazquez. ***************************************************************************** What…

Shab-e Yalda: The Zoroastrian Winter Solstice 

We are delighted to be able to share two articles about the festival of Yalda which is celebrated by Zoroastrians on 21st December. The second article, contributed by Pablo Vazquez, discusses how celebration of the festival has evolved over time. We thank both contributors for these articles which we hope you will find informative and…

Yalda – The Winter Solstice

We are delighted to be able to share two articles about the festival of Yalda which is celebrated by Zoroastrians on 21st December. The first article, by WZO committee member Fariborz Rahnamoon, gives an overview of the festival and how it is celebrated. We thank both contributors for these articles which we hope you will…
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WZO remembers Freddie Mercury on his 30th death anniversary

  [PRESS RELEASE AND IMAGES – 1 December 2021] The World Zoroastrian Organisation (“WZO”) in conjunction with Angela Parton, Chair of the Friends of Feltham Green, held a joint event to remember Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of the band Queen.  The event was held on 27 November 2021 at the World Zoroastrian House…
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WZO Newsletter Issue 4

You can read Issue 4 of the WZO Newsletter by following the link below. In this issue we talk to Cyrus Todiwala about his career and experience, introduce our new office bearers along with other interesting news and information. https://mailchi.mp/d31fff05ed8a/wzo-newsletter-issue-4
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Abanegan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of the Waters

  Abanegan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of the Waters     What is Abanegan? Abanegan (also known as Jashan-e Aban or Aban Ardvisur Jashan) is celebrated when the day of Aban occurs in the month of Aban. This usually occurs around October 26th according to the Fasli calendar used by many Iranian Zoroastrians, though those following the…