Ashura

Self-Torture in Iran 

During Ashura.

 The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks an important day of the Mourning of Muharram. It is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH

It is believed the pariticipants are speaking Azerbaijani, and part of a minority in Iran.

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