Millions converge on Iraq’s Karbala on eve of Arba’een
Tehran (KNA) - Pilgrims from around the world continue to converge on the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on the eve of Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.
Shias, Sunnis, and people of other faiths from world countries have been on a spiritual sojourn to the Iraqi city — many from Iran and on foot — since almost three weeks ago.
Karbala is the site of Imam Hussein’s Holy Shrine.
And October 30 is the Day of the Arba’een, when many of the pilgrims hope to be at the shrine to observe mourning rituals.