In the name of Allah
The events mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his faithful companions in the 680 AD Battle of Karbala.
The followers of Ahl-ul-Bayt take part in the ceremonies during the first ten days of Muharram.
Every year in Muharram, the first month in the lunar Hijri calendar, Shia Muslims and many others around the world hold ceremonies to mourn the sad occasion.
Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred by the forces of Yazid, the tyrant ruler of the time, on the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram.