Though not intended to serve as a comprehensive representation of the Zoroastrian community in Boston, these images showcase the Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston's 25th Anniversary Gala on July 25, 2009.

 
 

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Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area

The Zoroastrian tradition traces its history to the Prophet Zarathushtra, who lived 3,000 years ago in ancient Iran. Zoroastrian teachings are often summarized as “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.” After evolving separately for centuries in Iran and India, the two streams of the Zoroastrian tradition have come back together in America. In Boston, the community is small but vital: the 150 families affiliated with the Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2009. Looking forward, local Zoroastrians hope to develop the Zarathushti Center of Boston as a dedicated place for worship, gathering, and education. Read full essay