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Navroz, the new year festival of Parsis
This year, Navroz and Janmashatmi have coincided. The Parsi community in India celebrated their New Year festival Navroz on August 18 along with the Zoroastrian population in the world.

Navroz is a pagan celebrated by the Parsis with a lot of enthusiasm. On this day Parsis decorate their housed with religious motifs, worship at fire temples and wear new clothes along with caps and silver kurtis. The festivities on this day symbolize happiness, harmony and amity.

The President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India have greeted the people on Navroz. President Pranab Mukherjee said, "Let the New Year bring happiness, prosperity and fulfillment to all sections of our people and instill pride in the glorious diversity of our plural nation."

Vice President Hamid Ansari in his message while extending his best wishes to citizens on the joyous occasion of Navroz, said that may Navroz bring peace, prosperity and happiness in lives of people.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said, "Greetings on Navroz!. May the festival bring joy, happiness and prosperity to all."

Here is my sentence acrostic on NAVROZ, 

N: New Year occasion of Parsis to rekindle the faith that
A: Ahura Mazda, Wise Lord or 'Illuminating Wisdom' is all good and nothing
V: Vile or no evil originates from Him and He will
R: Renovate the world to make it perfect
O: Once again as per
Z: Zoroastrianism that considers Ahura Mazda is the beginning and the end and cannot be seen, the Eternal, the Pure and the only Truth.

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