Photographer's Note

Three kids collecting donations for Imam Hussein mourning ... Every year on the anniversery of Hussein martyr, Shitte people starts mourning for him for about 10 days.

This tradition is hold since 1400 years ago and belived to be conitinious of an old Persian tradition which was called "Suge Siavash", that ancient Iranians used to mourn for Siavash, one of the ancient Iranian heros who were killed by anti-Iranian forces unfairly (as Hussein was).
But after Arab attack to Iran, "Suge Siavash" was banned by new government (ARABS). Importing shitte to Iran was a political trick to dependent Iran from all Arab states and gave back life to most of Iranian traditions, But some in different ways. "Suge Siavash" is still hold in some parts of Fars(Pars) province in Iran.

For more information take a look @ my old shot : Religous Mourning

P.S. This is not a regular thing that people do in muharram ( Collecting money ), that's why I found it interesting to take a shot

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