On 24th August, 2019, the members of ZAAZ (the Zoroastrian Association of Arizona) came together at the Delhi Palace Hotel in Phoenix (USA) to celebrate Navroze, amidst much music and merriment. The evening started with prayers led by the youngest members of the community, followed by a welcome note given by committee members to the guests. A new feature was the presence of some Zoroastrians from AZA – Zoroastrians from Iran. Next, the Treasurer of ZAAZ presented the annual financial report.
The gathering then awaited the highlight of the evening, a Gujarati natak, written, directed and acted by the members of ZAAZ, titled, ‘Bomi’s Independence Day’. An entertainment show by tots from the ages two to ten, followed, where they regaled all with their talents. Music and dancing started before dinner and carried on till long after.
Founded in 1987, this was the 32nd Navroz celebration by ZAAZ – a delightful evening of fun, brotherhood and bonding amongst all present. Kudos to the Managing Committee – President Gulnar Bhagwagar, Vice President – Sanaya Kadhkhodayan, Treasurer – Nazreen Cooper, Secretary – Cyra Behrana, members and helpers of ZAAZ for fostering great warmth and good cheer to start off the New Year!
(By Dilnavaz E. Bhagwagar; Courtesy: Fezana)