Imam Ali Holy Shrine completes its final preparations for the 8th annual Ghadeer Festival

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The General Secretariat of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, announced the completion of the final preparations for holding the eighth Ghadeer Festival, which will start its activities on 23 of the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1440 AH corresponding to August 25, 2019.

"This year's festival witnesses the unveiling of the southern minaret after the completion of its renovation and re-gilding," Fa'iq al-Shimmary, a member of the board of directors of the Holy Shrine, stated to the Media Center.

"This year's Ghadeer Festival will witness holding a poetic festival with the participation of a number of poets from other holy shrines, and the holding an exhibition which lasts for five days, exhibiting Arabic calligraphy, publications of the holy shrines, and the products of the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine," he added.

Moreover, the banner of the Holy Shrine will be raised in a number of Iraqi universities and in the Khutwa mosque in Basra.