Eid Al-Ghadir at Holy Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf

Pilgrims from all over Iraq as well as other countries, including Iran, have traveled to Najaf to be at the holy shrine on the auspicious occasion.

The mausoleum has been decorated with flowers and lights as well as banners and placards.

The Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine has also mobilized its staff and equipment over the past days to serve the pilgrims.

The government offices in the governorate of Najaf and 9 other governorates in south of Iraq are closed on Monday, which marks 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 Hijjah in the lunar Hijri calendar.

It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God.

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