Parsi New Year (August - September)
Mumbai's Zoroastrian community commemorates its forefather's escape from Persia by conducting rituals at fire temples, visiting friends and indulging in legendary feasting. Parsi people celebrate their new year in August, which is also known as Pateti. It is an important festival because on this day the Shahenshahi Zoroastrian community arrived in India while migrating from Persia. This festival is celebrated at the fire temple and the Parsi community strengthens the bond through feasts, where they meet friends and relatives.