Zoroastrian: Make Aush for the Paitishem harvest fest

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: It’s a fall feast for Zoroastrians today, as they gather for one of six annual gahanbars, or ghambars—today being the celebration of harvest, or Paitishem. To mark season changes and high feasts, Zoroastrians gather with food, family and friends, with the intent of creating community togetherness. (Read more here.) While intentionally practicing good deeds, Zoroastrians eat together and erase lines between rich and poor. Gahambars are the only festivals written about in the Avesta, or Zoroastrian holy books. Today’s harvest feast honors the creation of both the Earth and the summer crop. (To create Aush, a traditional gahambar stew, click here.)

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