2 Day Muharram Festival Tour
Ceremony of Honoring Social Justice Tour
From € 240
Yazd is known for its many wonders in Iran. However, there is one mystical aspect to this city that makes it an attractive travel destination for everyone. Muharram ceremony in Yazd is done a different way than other regions. From the beautiful rhythm and harmony to the special way of storytelling, Yazd Muharram ceremony can put us at the heart of the symbolic Ashura.In Iran tour we’ll get mesmerized watching a group of people sing mourning chants together in the ancient historical alleys of Fahadan. The sound of their grieving will echo through the old walls taking us back in time. So, we’ll get lost in the sound of the commemoration of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Moḥammad who is believed to be the symbol of justice and righteousness. Then, we stroll through the town watching people carry a heavy wooden structure called “Nakhl” that symbolized Hussein’s coffin. Also, Yazdi people believe that Nakhl is also a symbol of social unity for their town as it takes a few hundred men to carry this heavy structure around town.We’ll become one with Yazd in the crowded rhythm of Ashura storytelling and grieving ceremony. In other words, in IranAmaze we’ll explore what it feels like to be part of a mystical religious ritual in one of the most popular cities of Iran.
Yazd is known for its many wonders in Iran. However, there is one mystical aspect to this city that makes it an attractive travel destination for everyone. Muharram ceremony in Yazd is done a different way than other regions. From the beautiful rhythm and harmony to the special way of storytelling, Yazd Muharram ceremony can put us at the heart of the symbolic Ashura.In Iran tour we’ll get mesmerized watching a group of people sing mourning chants together in the ancient historical alleys of Fahadan.
- Abrand Abad
The Popular Village for Street Theatre
The Ancient Neighborhood of Yazd
- Hussainiya Visits
Places for Islamic Grief Ceremonies
- Amir Chakhmaq Complex
The Gathering Spot
- Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Yazd
Story of the Day
We’ll head from Yazd to the Abrand Abad village, which is glued next to the city of Yazd. This town is famous for its unique way of grieving. Therefore, they will perform Tazia, which is a form of condolence theater in Iran. There are dozens of big trailers each carrying different symbolic figures or elements that took part in the story of Ashura. From a roaring lion to the kids covered with clay, Shabih gardani and Tazia will show us what happened during Ashura from different perspectives through storytelling, music, and songs.
Also, a big part of the Abrand Abad square is filled with bonfires cooking pots of Ashura soup called Ash Nazri. Ash Nazri is a free food given to everyone during Ashura. People believe both stirring and eating Ash Nazri brings abundance and health to our lives as it is blessed by the holy figures. So, we’ll be stirring the pots and enjoying some Ash as our lunch.
A bit of rest in the hotel will prepare us to enjoy the lively nights of Yazd. Then, we’ll walk in the historic neighborhood of Fahadan to feel the Ashura vibes in the city. At night, we’ll be watching the chest-beating of different performance groups. So, we’ll get lost in the rhythm and harmony of hundreds of men showing their grief through collective movements and songs. Also, hundreds of locals and tourists will surround us in Yazd, who have come to create a memorable collective experience of the authentic Ashura ceremony as well.
- Taft Village
Popular for Nakhl Gardani
- Saying Goodbyes
Story of the Day
We’ll be starting our day by taking a 20-minutes ride to a village called Taft. Then, we’ll be watching one of the most interesting Ashura rituals for which Taft is popular among Iranians. Hundreds of men will be carrying a massive wooden structure called “Nakhl” around town. The Nakhl symbolized Hussein’s coffin, and taking it around town (Nakhl Gardani) is like a ceremony for the dead body of this heroic figure in Iran. The whole village will be taking part in this ceremony, whether through carrying the Nakhl or the preparation and the singing. Then, after watching this ritual, we’ll be heading back to Yazd to say our goodbyes for this year.
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Official Iran Visa reference number
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All land transportation by Air-co vehicles
1 Night at 4-star hotel
Daily snacks & drinks
Guide & Support
Local English-speaking Cultural Guide
Chief Experience Officer throughout your trip
Entrance Fees to the mentioned
monuments in the itinerary
Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card + Internet Data
First/last day transportation to/from Tehran from other cities (If you want this service, mention in the booking form)
Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Your Flexibility Options
- We’ve done our best to schedule your day efficiently. We wanted you to have enough time familiarizing yourself with the Muharram ceremony while you also get to rest in-between. However, if you want to have more or less of either one, we are open to adjusting the itinerary based on your preferences
- In your spare time, we could add additional activities such as visiting Yazd monuments or deserts. There is so much to explore in the city or in the close distance, which can be added to your itinerary for an additional cost.
- If you’d like, we could also add going to the chest-beating ceremony on the 2nd day of your schedule.
For Private Tours
A 30% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
Volume discounts would apply for groups.
|Months||Price / person|
29 - 30 August
Booking Terms & Conditions
After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.
In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:
• Up to 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.
• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.
• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.
• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.
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IranAmaze organizes a variety of tours for all travel interests and types. If you’d like to see all of our Iran tours and get to know the diverse experiences you could have in Iran, please visit our Iran tours page.
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