This article treats of the reckoning of days, months and years in the calendar used by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. Zoroastrian religious festivals are discussed elsewhere, but have a fixed relationship to Nawruz, the New Year festival, whose timing is discussed below. Three distinct versions of the calendar are currently in use by different Zoroastrian communities.
In this article, except where explicitly noted to the contrary, Western-style dates prior to October 5, 1582 CE are reckoned according to the Julian calendar; subsequent dates are according to the Gregorian calendar, in which 15 October 1582 (Gregorian) was the day following 4 October 1582 (Julian).
English spellings follow this recommended usage.
Read more about Zoroastrian Calendar: The Primitive, or 'Old Avestan', Calendar, Development of A 365-day Calendar, The Reckoning of Years, The Qadimi Calendar, The Shahanshahi Calendar, The Fasli Calendar, Astronomical and Mystical Aspects of The Calendars, Future Developments of The Calendars, The Division of Time
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