Mourning Procession (Persian: دسته عزاداری) is a ritual in which a group of mourners hold a procession in alleys and streets to display their lamentation for the Shiite Imams, especially Imam al-Husayn (a). Mourning processions are held with recitation of elegies (Nawhakhwani), self-flagellation, and chest-beating. Such processions are held in different countries, such as Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, etc. Some non-Shiite Muslims also attend such processions. In different areas, there are different traditions and practices for mourning processions.