Ashura Tour in Yazd
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2 days 1 night

Duration

2 days 1 night

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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

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Tour Type

Ashura Tour in Yazd

Tour Highlights

Experiencing a unique religious festival and participating in rituals of Tasua and Ashura in one of the most famous cities which attracts many people each year.

About this Tour

The cultural event of Ashura which occurs during the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the biggest events in the world of Shi’a Muslims. It is the mourning anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, in the Battle of Karbala on the 7th century BC. The known image of Muharram can be defined in black mourning clothes and black and red flags spreading all over the streets and mosques. Various rituals are held in different parts of Iran such as Taziyeh: a theatrical rebuild of the Battle of Karbala, Noha: lamentation, Nakhl-Gardani: carrying a wooden Palm tree called “Nakhl” on the shoulders of hundreds of mourners symbolizing the coffin of Imam Hussein, and carrying Alam on the streets and offering free food called “Nazri” to the mourners and also the poor.

The most important days during Moharram mourning ceremonies are Tasua (9th of Muharram) and Ashura (10th of Muharram) as being the days of Imam and his family’s martyrdom. This mourning in commemoration of Imam Hussein has become a tourist attraction in UNESCO city of Yazd where the ritual of Nakhl-Gardani is held very glorious beside the other rites. In addition to Yazd, the neighboring small cities like Zarch, Taft and Ashkezar are also holding this ceremony during Ashura. After Ashura and even to the end of the next lunar month, grief ceremonies are held at different times. Experiencing Ashura in Yazd is a very special experience for experiential travelers.

Tour Include

Transfers with a sedan car based on itinerary
local English speaking driver/guide

Tour Exclude

Visa stamp fee
Tip and portages
Additional cost for American, Canadians, and British passport holders

Itinerary

Immerse Yourself: Ashura Mourning Experince in Yazd
In Yazd, you, as a foreign traveler, can't miss the unique experience of Ashura mourning. Join the locals in their somber processions and witness the historical Taziyeh floats. The city transforms into a living story, inviting you to be part of a shared tradition. Embrace the warmth of the community, feel the beats of the drums, and let the city's history unfold around you. It's not just a tour; it's an invitation to connect with Yazd's cultural heartbeat.

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Ashura Tour in Yazd

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