So today is a Zoroastrian holiday called Hanaspathmaedaem. I’m not going to pretend to know much at all about this, but I have decided to make an effort to celebrate holidays from other cultures. Partly this is because I want the boys to grow up in a multi cultural atmosphere, partly it’s because I don’t feel like there are enough celebrations in life. This one snuck up on me so I didn’t have much time for research, but here’s what I found at the I Love India web site:
“The Zoroastrian, or Parsi, community is the smallest major religious group in India. They number about 100,000, and are concentrated overwhelmingly in Mumbai city and in the state of Gujarat.”
The site I indicated has a little about what the holiday is, and how to celebrate it. Again, not having much time, I decided to go with donating a bunch of stuff to the local charity shop (the holiday calls for charitable acts), and I’m making some Indian food.
Again, I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to research this, but it’s my first Zoroastrian holiday.