Arbaeen Mourning Rituals in Holy City of Iraq’s Karbala + Photos
Millions of Muslims pack the holy city of Kerbala to observe the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period of Ashura.
Millions of people from across the world are in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to attend mourning rituals on Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein.
Imam Hussein was martyred after he refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant ruler.
The number of Arba’een pilgrims reportedly hit 20 million in the last two years.Iraqi officials expect the turnout for this year’s Arba’een procession to be higher than the past.