Day of Ashura

Attendance of Christian people in the mourning procession held in the front of the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Ashura at Karbala



Day of Ashura is a day in which Imam Husayn (the prophet Muhammad’s grandson) and all 72 of his companions including his family members were killed violently at the battle of Karbala and all their women and children were captured on this day. Thus, each year all the people from different religions participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the day of Ashura and memorize the goals of Imam Hussain.

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