Violence over a calendar

The Zoroastrian calendar even today is of significance to quite a few in the community. Though Parsi establishments which published the calendar have lessened, the demand still remains. But all may not be aware of the controversies the community calendars once generated. Some 200 odd years ago, Parsis rioted, murdered, assaulted, and even faced the gallows, over the calendars. Intercalation is the insertion of an "extra leap day” every four years. This is the reason why there is a difference of one day for every four years between our English and Parsi birthdays. Parsi refugees in India added a "leap day”......

To read the entire article, you must be a Parsiana subscriber.

Already Subscribed? Sign in

Subscribe now to get Full Access


Post Comment

View Comment (1)

Parsis love to debate and engage in deep discussions whenever possible.

Worth reminding ourselves of a famous quote from former US Ambassador to India, Prof. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "You have every right to your own opinions, but not to your own facts!"
- Yezdyar Kaoosji
- 09-Feb-2022