Oct 20, 2019 06:44 UTC
  • Mourners march in the holy city of Mashhad to mark Arba’een

Millions of Iranians in the holy city of Mashhad, participated in the mourning processions along with pilgrims from Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan on the day of Arba’een.

Arba’een, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias’ Imam.

Each year, a huge crowd of people flock to the holy city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is located, to perform mourning rites.