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Afghanistan, all year round

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For Shi'as, commemoration of Ashura is not a festival, but rather a sad event. Participants congregate in public processions for ceremonial chest beating as a display of their devotion to Husayn, in remembrance of his suffering and to preach that oppression will not last in the face of truth and justice.

For Shi'as, commemoration of Ashura is not a festival, but rather a sad event. Participants congregate in public processions for ceremonial chest beating as a display of their devotion to Husayn, in remembrance of his suffering and to preach that oppression will not last in the face of truth and justice.

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