The closing ceremony of the 7th edition of the Arbaeen International Award is set to be held in Tehran on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
According to Iqna.ir, the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will host the ceremony that will be held with the participation of officials and cultural figures.
The event will be staged under health protocols, according to ICRO, and exhibitions of selected photos and books are scheduled on its sideline.
The poster of the 8th edition of the international award will also be unveiled in the program which can be watched live from here.
ICRO has organized the Arabeen Award since 2014 with the aim of reflecting the manifestations of this international religious event to the world.
Wherever words cannot convey the greatness of a message, the best communication medium would be the language of art. That is why ICRO decided to hold the international award annually in the categories of photos, videos, and travelogues, with the aim of spreading the message of Arbaeen and Ashura.
Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Imam in Islam, Hussein Bin Ali (AS).
Each year, millions of Muslims and many non-Muslims, flock to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.