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Ashura is an Islamic holiday that occurs on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar. In general, the two main practices performed on the day are fasting and mourning. Ashura coincides with the date on which the Battle of Karbala took place, resulting in the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a member of the Household of Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt); for Shia Muslims, it is thus preeminently an occasion for mourning, often marked by commemorative processions