Last Wednesday before New Year Eve (One night between 13-20 March)
The Festival of Fire: An Iranian ancient festival celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, before Nowruz Contents, back at least 1700 BCE. Jumping over the fire, Spoon-banging, Fireworks and more.
10th day of the month of Muharram, the 1st month of the Islamic calendar
Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. For the majority of Shi'a Muslims, Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, and commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH.
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