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Ashoura (Muharram) (41 photos)
by Shahab Faghihi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 7 N: 160] (726)

The mourning ceremony which is hold for Imam Hussein (Third Shitte Imam), is called Ashoura. This ceremony is hold every year on the aniversery of Imam Hussein martyr (in muharram month, arabic calender) to keep his oppressedness alive in people minds. This tradition in Iran returns to 1400 years ago and believed to be continious of an ancient Persian mourning ceremony called "Suge Siavash"...