Zoroastrian Festivals

Festival Name Season Description Creation Link    Dates
Maidh-yo-zarem Mid-spring Fresh vegetables in plenty Sky 30 April-4 May
Maidh-yo-shema Mid-summer Harvesting of corn Water 29 June-3 July
Paiti-Shahem Early autumn   Harvesting of fruit Earth 12-16 September
Aya-threm  Mid-autumn Sowing of winter crops Plants 13-17 October
Maidh-ya-rem Mid-winter Period of perfect rest Cattle 1-5 January
Hamas-path-maedern  Pre-spring Equality of heat and cold Man 16-20 March
Nou Rouz Spring Renewal of life Fire 21 March


Solomon, H. K. and W. W. Woys. Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.










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