According to the schedule issued by the Department of Hussayni processions and rituals, Ashura Condolences' processions (Zinjeel) were launched in the morning of the first day of the sacred month of Muharram 1437 AH corresponding to the 15th of October, 2015 from many areas of the holy city of Karbala, to revive the sacred Hussayni rituals and to commemorate the tragedy of the Master of the martyrs, his household and companions (peace be upon them all), these rituals are performed by people of Karbala and the visitors of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) since hundred of years, and these processions last from the morning until late hours of every night of Ashura nights.
It is to mention that Imams (peace be upon them) were holding annual funerals of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and have urged their lovers and followers to do the same generations after generation.
Imam As-Sadeq (peace be upon him) has said -narrated by Ibn Qawlawayh in Al-Kamil and Ibn Shahr Ashub in Al-Manaqib and others- : "Ali son of Al-Hussayn (peace be upon both of them) cried over his father for twenty years; whenever food was placed before him he wept. Once one of his servant told him: 'I am afraid that you will perish'. The imam (peace be upon him) replied to him: 'I am reporting my sadness to Allah, and I know from Allah what you do not know. Whenever the martyrdom of the children of Fatimah comes to my mind I become choked up with tears'."
Imam Ar-Reda (peace be upon him) said: " The people of Jahiliyah [Ignorance (pre-islamic) era] used to prohibit war during the month of Muharram, but our blood was shed during it and our children and women were made captives and our tents were burned, our possessions were stolen and they didn't respect the holiness of Allah's messenger. The day of Al-Hussayn hurt our eyelids (of crying a lot), shed our tears and humiliated our noble ones on the land of Karbala and would pass on sadness to us until the day of resurrection. On someone as Al-Hussayn, the weepers shall weep, as weeping shall erase the sins."
Then he (peace be upon him) said: 'My father never used to smile when the month of Muharram would arrive and sadness was visible on his face until the tenth day of Muharram. When the tenth day used to come, it was the day of his ordeal, sadness and weeping and that was the day on which Hussain was killed'.