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The Opening of the First "Minstrelsy House" East of the Country of Southern Khorasan

The first Minstrelsy House east of the Country and the Lamentation Reading Office of Southern Khorasan will be opened tonight at the Khezr Hosseiniyeh in Birjand.
From a report from the Public Relations Department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Administration of Southern Khorasan, the Director General of Cultural Heritage Administrationof County said: “The Mourning Ceremony will be held in the ‘Minstrelsy House of the County’ on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of October 2015”.

Mr. Hassan Ramazani added: “The Minstrelsy House and Lamentation Reading Office will open to revive Traditional Ceremonies of the County, to introduce these ceremonies to the new generation, and to protect religious rituals in performing arts etc.”
He also emphasized, “We need to collect old manuscripts of ‘Mourning Ceremonies’ from the Villages of the County. Now we have some valuable old manuscripts of ‘Mourning Ceremonies’ from the Villages of the County which were likely to be wiped out, and in this way, one of the plans of collecting old manuscripts of ‘Mourning Ceremonies’ and to preserve them at the ‘Museum of Anthropology’.”
The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of the County, added: “The other aims of the opening of ‘The Minstrelsy House and Lamentation Reading Office’ consists of: Holding education workshops and the upbringing of the enthusiasts of Minstrelsy and Mourning Arts, the documentation and archive of the native and local traditions of different places of Southern Khorasan”.
Mr. Ramazani said: “The Ceremony of the Mourning reciting will be played by the “Group of the Mourning of the Asr-e Ashoura” (The Mourning of the Ashoura Sun Set) at this place on the19th October, 2015 and on the 20th October, 2015 the Mourning reciting will be played by the " Mourners of Ahl-e Beyt Lovers", and on the 21th October, 2015 the Mourning will be played by the "Mourners of the Village of Bidesk" and finally on the 22th October, 2015 "Mourners of the Village of Siyou Jan" and will recite after the prayers at sun set”.

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