Ilam (IP) - The mourning ceremony of the people of Ilam is held on the nights of Muharram by observing health protocols and social distancing in the mosque of Ilam city, west of Iran.

Iran Press/Iran News: Due to the corona days this year, Muharram ceremonies are held throughout Iran in a different way from previous years and with maximum health protocols in order to prevent Coronavirus spread.

The lunar month coincides with the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Hussein, and his companions, some 14 centuries ago, who were killed in the modern-day Iraqi city of Karbala.

Every year, during the first ten days of Muharram, Muslims get dressed in black, erect mourning tents and participate in mass processions to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. 101

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