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Khordad Sal Mubarak

The birth anniversary of Prophet Spitaman Zarathushtra (Zoroaster), who founded Zoroastrianism, is celebrated as Khordad Sal. It falls somewhere in the month of August or September, on the sixth day of the first Parsi month of Farvardin. The exact year of Zarathustra's birth is not known, but it is generally accepted that he was born in the beginning of the first millennium BC. Similarly, the day of his birth is also not precisely known, and the fixing of Khordad Sal as his birthday is symbolical. The religious lore and texts of the Parsis mention the festival and its importance. In some old Parsi texts, this day is also spoken of as the Navroz-I-Khas, which means 'special new year's day', while the real New Year's day is referred to as Navroz-I-Am, meaning 'common new year's day'.. Khordad Sal Mubarak!

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