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Khordad Sal

When is Khordad Sal?

This year, Khordad Sal falls on March 26. It always falls around six days after Nowruz.

What is Khordad Sal?

Khordad Sal is the birthday of Zoroaster (Zarathustra), the prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism. The holiday usually falls sometime after Nowruz and is often called “Greater Nowruz.” Celebrants pray, hang fresh flowers in their home, and make vibrant drawings (rangoli) on the floor.

Did you know . . .?

This holiday is celebrated by Zoroastrians worldwide. The largest Zoroastrian populations today are in Iran and in India.

Want to learn more?

Easy rangoli for Beginners video tutorial: