Mourning traditions and ceremonies of the month of Moharram in Iran
In the months of Moharram e Safar, no type of marriage is celebrated.
The 20 Safar, the second month of the Islamic calendar, the Shiite world and not only, commemorates theArba'een, or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hossein and his 72 faithful companions. On this occasion pilgrims from all over the world gather in the Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the tragedy that took place in the 61 year of the lunar Hegira.
Lett: "Night of strangers", indicates the night following the day of Ashura in which the family of Imam Hossein and his companions, tired and hungry, sat in solitude for the whole night, thinking of the loved ones lost in the unjust battle.
Lamb soup cooked with vegetables, potatoes and tomatoes and accompanied by bread.
Rice with lentils, raisins, dates and minced meat.
Rice with saffron chicken and doormat.
Meat stew with red beans and local vegetables including spinach, leek, fenugreek etc., served with rice.