Ghadir celebrations planned at Imam Ali Holy Shrine

The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq, will host various programs for a week in celebration of Eid al-Ghadir.

According to the Holy Shrine, the cultural and art capacities of different countries will come together and be used in organizing the programs, which include cultural and art expos, competitions for pilgrims, and recitation of the Ghadir Sermon.

A large number of pilgrims from across Iraq as well as other countries are expected to visit the Holy Shrine of the Commander of the Faithful, peace be upon him, on the days leading to Eid al-Ghadir.

The event of Ghadir, or Eid al-Ghadir, is celebrated by Shia Muslims around the world every year. It is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhul Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.

It was the day when the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him, as his caliph and the Imam after him, following an order from God.

This year’s Eid al-Ghadir will fall on Monday, July 18