Jashan-e Abangan (Zoroastrian)
Jashan-e Abangan is a celebration ceremony, a Jashan, performed on Avan day of Avan month, in
honor of Abangan or Avan, a Pehlavi name derived from the ancient Avestan term “Ardvi Sura”. Avan
means Water. Water, a life-giving element for all creation in our world, is highly revered by
Zoroastrians, and we consider it our religious duty to keep the world’s waters clean and pure, and never
do any such act that would defile the waters. Avan is associated with Khordad.