Nowruz celebration in Niavaran Palace

[59] A specific novella is not identified and Encyclopædia Britannica itself notes that “no Jewish texts of this genre from the Persian period are extant, so these new elements can be recognized only inferentially”. Purim is celebrated the 14 of Adar, usually within a month before Nowruz as the date of Purim is based on a Lunisolar calendar, while Nowruz occurs at the spring equinox. It is possible that the Jews and Iranians of the time may have shared or adopted similar customs for these holidays.