The Ashura is the most important celebration of the Shia Islam.
In this day, and in all the islamic month of Moharram, the Shia Muslims remember the death of the Imam Hussein a leader of the Shia killed in the 7th century by the Sunni in the battle of Kerbala (Iraq).
In Iran where the Shia is the first religion, those ceremonies involve all the aspect of the life and all the people cry and stay in mourning.

A representation of the battle of Kerbala.
The green dressed people symbolize the people from the party of Imam Hussein the red one the people from enemy army. (image by marco salustro)
The Ashura is the most important celebration of the Shia Islam. In this day, and in all the islamic month of Moharram, the Shia Muslims remember the death of the Imam Hussein a leader of the Shia killed in the 7th century by the Sunni in the battle of Kerbala (Iraq). In Iran where the Shia is the first religion, those ceremonies involve all the aspect of the life and all the people cry and stay in mourning. A representation of the battle of Kerbala. The green dressed people symbolize the people from the party of Imam Hussein the red one the people from enemy army.
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