You might think it sensible to avoid Iran during Muharram as it is an important religious holiday in Iran, just as you might skip China during the Lunar New Year or Europe during Christmas.
But Muharram and Ashura in Iran can be a fascinating time to travel in the country, as it allows particular insights into the Shia Muslims and hospitable disposition of the Iranian people.
A visit to Iran during Muharram and Ashura is one of the best opportunities to learn about its most prominent religion – and a chance to learn about a local culture in a new and intimate way.
Here, we’ll show you why we think Muharram is so much more than you think!
Source of images: IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency)