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Description: Persians are fun loving people and the Parsi community celebrate every possible festival with equal flavor.
They eat sweets for Nowruz/Norooz and Diwali, dance for New Year and dress up for Christmas, their marriages, fashions and other celebrations are accompanied by the legendary feasts of meat, sweets and fish specialties.
Though cosmopolitan Parsis believe strongly in their religion and their children are trained to understand the scriptures.
Every child is initiated into the Zoroastrian religion at a function called the Navjot.
Persian/Parsi weddings too are occasions for fun, frolic, dancing and merrymaking. Bottles of colorful aerated drinks are served with fish cooked in banana leaves, mutton pulao, fried chicken and dal, the sweets too are rich and creamy. Parsi pickle, made with carrots, sugar and raisins and vinegar is finger licking and tasty.
Almost all Parsi families hold a Jashan or festive celebration on birthdays, anniversaries or to mark success in business or education. Recitations from scriptures, intoned musically by priests are a highlight. The holy fire is venerated and fruit, nuts, sweets are offered in thanksgiving .
Naturally a feast of typically Parsi delicacies is also served on this occasion.
Persian wines and whiskeys;
Parsees like their whiskey and wines; It's called the Parsee Peg for some reason. If someone asks for a Parsee Peg in India, you've asked for a lot of whiskey and wine - you measure out five fingers worth of whiskey in a glass.
The Persian culture invented alcohol 7500 years ago to preserve fresh fruit from the summer time, through fermentation in ceramic jars, so that they can be consumed in the winter cold winter months, and help people stay warm.
Persian and Parsees are really obsessed with foods and drinks. It's one of the things to miss in our Pizza Express culture.
Unlike a majority of religions in India and around world, the Parsis do not have the concept of fasting.
They are known, on every possible occasion, to enjoy a hot meal of Sheesh-Kabaabs, Lamp-chubs, Dhansak, Sali Gosh, chicken farcha and the list goes on.....
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