Religious festivals of the world

In a world of so many religious holidays. Every religion has its own rituals, traditions and ceremonies, accompanied by grandiose festivities.

Ashura holiday symbolizes the Shiite Muslims suffering Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein, who was killed in battle in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 BC This is a national holiday in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon ... Photo: Afghan Shiites are engaged in self-flagellation with chains and blades during Ashura December 27, 2009. (UPI / Hossein Fatemi)

Good Friday symbolizes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. In the photo: Christians raise a crucifix with Salvador blockages (center) in the role of Jesus Christ during the ritual "way of the cross" in Chicago, April 2, 2010. On an annual ritual on Good Friday attracts thousands of people to go the distance in 2, 4 km in the heart of the Mexican-American community in Chicago Pilsen. (UPI / Brian Kersey)

Vaisakha - Sikh celebration, symbolizing the foundation of the Order of the Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib in 1699 the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Falls to mid-April of the Gregorian calendar, marks the beginning of Vaisakha harvest season. In the picture: one of the many moving platforms during the parade Vaisakha April 14, 2007. (UPI Photo / Heinz Ruckemann)


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