The first group of Iranian pilgrims to Mecca were sent from Imam Khomeini Airport on Sunday morning, June 12 to join the Hajj.
A ceremony was held for pilgrims at Imam Khomeini Airport to escort them to Islam’s holiest city, Mecca.
This is the first Hajj after two years of the covid19 pandemic, in the past two years Saudi Arabia had limited the pilgrimage to only its own residents. This year Saudi Arabia has opened its borders to the pilgrims of the world but yet decreased them to almost a half. In 2019 which was the last international Hajj 2.9 million people took part while this year the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that one million international and domestic pilgrims will be given permission to perform Hajj.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims. Hajj is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.