Muslim mourners of Iran have been holding Muharram ceremonies and rituals to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) since the beginning of the lunar month.
Muharram ceremonies are held to respect Imam Hussein (AS) - the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] - who stayed against tyranny almost 1400 years ago.
Muslims hold mourning rituals on the first 10 days of the month of Muharram. the mourning reaches its peak on the day of Ashura –the day of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 companions in Karbala.
Following are some pictures of the different rituals.