Khordad Sal is the birth anniversary (or birth date) of Zoroaster. Zoroastrians all over the world, specifically in India celebrate the day in a great glamour. Parties and ghambars are held.
Special prayers and jashans are also held throughout the entire day. Clean, rangoli-strewn homes, children with vermilion spots on their foreheads, new clothes, fragrant flowers and delicious meals, all form part of the rituals.
Since the Parsi community is especially tight-knit, its celebrations bring kith and kin together; so does Khordad Sal. The day is also an opportunity for the Parsis to review their lives and actions, and make resolutions for the future.