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Muharram Ashura is celebrated (or mourned) because of the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussain, grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Shiites are a bit more emotional on this occasion because they have some closer relation or something like that. They hit themselves with chains full of knives and it can get real bloody (though no one gets killed). Its mourned on the 9th and 10th of the month of Muharram which keeps changing in the solar calendar so ask the people. It is celebrated a slot in Nagar and Skardu but not so much in Sunni-dominated Gilgit and Ismaili Hunza.
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