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…

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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

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  [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

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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

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  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…

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Mehregan – The Zoroastrian Celebration of Autumn

Mehregan: The Zoroastrian Celebration of Autumn     Saturday 2nd October 2021 is the Zoroastrian celebration of Mehregan. We take the opportunity to publish an article about this festival to increase understanding of its history and meaning. This article has been kindly contributed by WZO Member, SOAS scholar and fellow Zoroastrian Pablo Vazquez. What is…

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WZO Newsletter Issue 3

Please click HERE to read Issue 3 of our newsletter containing news and information of interest, including an interview with actress Nina Wadia! Link to read newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/340c179ff139/wzo-newsletter-issue-3

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United Farvardegan Prayers held 29th August 2021

2021 marks the 34th Anniversary of the “United Farvardegan Prayers”, initiated by the late Noshirwan F. Cowasjee, who steadfastly refused to accept the immorality of dividing families and friends in the act of worship for their dear departed ones. Noshirwan strongly believed in human rights, which encompass the right of worship without fear and intimidation. The Zoroastrian community owes…

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WZO Priestly Services

WZO Priestly Services WZO is pleased to offer the priestly services shown below of their newly appointed, young resident priest, Ervad Fali Madon.  All these services can be performed by Fali alone. However, if any additional priest(s) is/are desired then we will be happy to assist you in sourcing them. Their costs will be a…

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WZO Shahenshai Muktaad Services 2021

WZO is pleased to announce that once again we will be holding Online Live Muktaad Services conducted by resident priest Er. Fali Madon with the assistance of other local Ervad Saahebs (priests) in the UK. We hope that the prayers will also be open to attendees at World Zoroastrian House, but we will await guidance…

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