Aug 31, 2020 10:17 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 31, 2020 14:07 Asia/Tehran]
  • Muharram mourning rituals, Sham-e Ghariban held in Yazd. Photo: Reza Zare
    Muharram mourning rituals, Sham-e Ghariban held in Yazd. Photo: Reza Zare

Yazd (IP) - The night of Ashura in Iran also called Shaam-e Ghariban, meaning 'the night of oppressed', was held across Yazd province on Sunday night.

Iran PressIran News: In compliance with health protocols, the event was held in the Amir Chakhmaq Takia (mourning place) in the historical city of Yazd with the presence of mourners. During the previous years and in the days of Muharram, the mourning ceremonies used to hold with more people in attendance, while this year due to the observing of the health protocols of Coronavirus, the rituals, and mourning ceremonies were held with a smaller population in attendance.

In the past years, the city of Yazd also was a religious tourist hub during the days of Muharram, due to its variety of historical buildings, mosques, Takias, and displays of Iranian motifs and culture.

In the past years, the city of Yazd also was a religious tourist hub during the days of Muharram, and the city is always attractive to tourists with its variety of historical buildings, mosques, Takayas, and displays of Iranian motifs and culture.    104/207

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