Sunday, June 23, 2024

Arbaeen pilgrims cross Iran-Iraq border at night to dodge scorching heat

As the Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, is approaching, a massive number of pilgrims from Iran brave the sizzling hot weather to cross the Shalamcheh border to Iraq every day.

But due to the hot weather, a large majority of pilgrims prefer to hit the road at night to stay away from the heat.

Arbaeen, which is expected to draw several million pilgrims from across the world, falls on September 6 this year.

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