Ashura 2011 - Dhaka District, Dhaka
All Day, Monday, 05 December 2011
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Where: City Center, Dhaka, Dhaka District
Commemorated by Shi'ite Muslims on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, Ashura marks the martyrdom of the Prophet's grandson Hussein in 680 CE at Kerbala on the banks of the river Euphrates during battle against forces of the Umayyad regime.
Rituals observed during this time include re-enactments of the martyrdom and participation in mourning rituals.