• Arbaeen peace march Copenhagen
    Tue, Sep 28
    Dog Station
    Sep 28, 6:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Dog Station, Hundige Stationsvej 2, 2670 Greve
    "Arbaeen peace march" is the name of the annual march which here in Denmark started in 2005 by some mourners who wanted to walk a symbolic distance in memory of Imam Hussein's family who were taken hostage after the Karbala tragedy in 680.
  • Ashura procession
    Thu, Aug 19
    Ashura Procession 2021
    Aug 19, 2:00 PM
    Ashura Procession 2021, Queen Louise Bridge, 1371 Copenhagen, Denmark
    "De fries procession" is the name of the annual procession which started since 1998 by some mourners who wanted to go on a symbolic procession in memory of Imam Hussein and the tragedy that took place in Karbala in the year 680. The tradition grew large that now up to 10,000 people are participating and the number is growing,
  • Ashura programs 2021
    Mon, Aug 09
    Copenhagen
    Aug 09, 7:00 PM – Aug 19, 11:00 PM
    Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    See all Ashura programs at the various hangouts below
WHO IS HUSSAIN?

Hussain was a revolutionary leader of the 7th century who made the ultimate stand for implementing ethical justice. His legacy inspires millions to strive for the maintenance of a society based on justice and dignity.

WHY HUSSAIN REMEMBERED?

Hussain gave everything he had for the dignity of his society in order to resist corruption, and thus Hussain forever changed the course of history. Hussain's sacrifice and revolt today give hope to people regardless of background or affiliation.

WHAT ARE RITUALS?

Across the globe, mourning ceremonies are being held in several continents and larger and smaller congregations are being formed in several countries to commemorate the Karbala tragedy. This is done according to different local traditions and languages, however, one or more of the following activities are typically part of the programs:

THE 10 NIGHTS

The traditional rendition of the horrific Ashura incident is spread over the first ten (10) nights of the Muharram month.

What are the main themes of the narrative and what social, political, ethical and moral sub-topics are addressed during these nights?