Iran to send more pilgrims to Iraq: Official

It has been planned that 105 groups make pilgrimage to Iraq during the upcoming holidays in Nowruz (Iranian New Year), he added.

The official further pointed to the presence of more than 1.6 million Iranian pilgrims in Iraq during last year’s Arbaeen ceremony, which comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), and expressed his gratitude to all those who facilitated the trips.

Each year during Arbaeen, a huge crowd of Shiites flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located.

Last year, the number of pilgrims going to Karbala for Arbaeen reached 20 million.

By Tasnim News Agency

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