Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei attended the mourning ceremony on the 11th day of the lunar Hijri month of Muharram.
A large number of people and the Islamic Establishment’s officials were also present at the event.
In a speech at the ceremony, senior cleric Hojat-ol-Islam Ahmad Khatami highlighted different aspects of Imam Hussein’s (AS) uprising and the need for standing up for the truth.
There were also elegy recitations by Morteza Taheri and Saeed Haddadian.
Shia Muslims, and others in different parts of the world, hold ceremonies every year in the month of Muharram to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.
The third Shia Imam (AS) and a small group of his followers and family members were martyred by the tyrant of his time - Yazid Bin Moaweya, in the battle of Karbala on the tenth day of Muharram (known as Ashura) in the year 680 AD.