World’s Shias celebrate Imam Mahdi’s birth anniversary

Millions of Shia Muslims around the world, including in Iran, have joined celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of the Twelfth and last Shia Imam, Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

The celebrations are especially joyous and popular in Iran, where the anniversary fell on Sunday this year.

To mark the occasion, Iranians bedeck the streets, hang lights around villages, towns, and cities, attend festive events at mosques and religious centers, and distribute votive refreshments.

The occasion is one of the most important ones among Shia Muslims, who have a strong devotion to Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

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