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Ashura (Islam)
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The Day of Ashura is a holy day observed on the 10th day of the month of Muharram. The day means different things for the Shi’a and Sunnis. Sunni Muslims fast and recite special prayers to commemorate the day that the Israelites were freed from the Pharaoh of Egypt, as a day of atonement. Shiite Muslims mourn the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, with prayers and verse, processions and pilgrimages to Karbala--where he was slaughtered. Reenactments of the Battle of Karbala are often staged.

10/10/2016 to 10/11/2016
When: 10/10-10/11/2016
Begins at sundown on the 10th

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