Based on venerating and honoring the symbols and rituals of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them), and to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the Mistress of the Women of the Worlds Lady Fatima Az-Zahra (peace be upon her), the Department of rituals and Hussayni processions has launched under the auspices of the two General Secretariats of the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), the ninth season of the Fatimi sorrows in the area between the two holy shrines, which started on Sunday 12th Jumada Al-Ula corresponding to the 21st February 2016, and will continue for ten days.
The opening ceremony was attended by the two Secretaries of the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), a number of the officials and a group of the visitors.
The head of the department of rituals and Hussayni processions stated to Al-Kafeel Network: "The season will last ten days, during which many activities and rituals that will take place within the area between the two holy shrine such as condolence Majlis, Hussayni speeches, festivals of vertical Arabic and popular poetry, as well as condolence processions (Latm and zinjeel) and a special women condolence procession with the participation of large number of female mourners."
Adding: "Highlighting the sufferings, misfortune and oppression of the Immaculate Lady (peace be upon her), emanates from considering it an extension of the rituals held in the months of Muharram and Safar, and a cornerstone of the pillars of the Hussayni rituals."
And stating: "The most prominent events that took place in this year is the panorama designed in an impressive manner, combing sounds and image to give a deeper impression about what happened to the Lady Az-Zahra (peace be upon her).
It should be noted that prior to repressing the rites by the former dictatorial regime, the Fatimi days lasted only three days, but after the fall of the dictatorial regime, the season of Fatimi sorrows lasts ten days, which is evolving for the better and it is held in the area between the two holy shrines.