Why are people beating their chests?

People are beating their chests at the procession because it is:

  • Cultural expressions of commemoration
  • A Parade of Commemoration where you can see how every culture expresses grief in different ways
  • Observe Afghani, Iraqi, Pakistani expressions for instance.
  • Commemoration of Ashura is a central Islamic event, expressions of grief vary across cultures.

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