The Department of the care of the holy shrine started implementing its plan for the sacred month of Muharram, which carries the anniversary of the greatest calamity known to mankind, namely, the commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Al-Hussayn, his family and companions (peace be upon them). Since days, the department started covering with black the whole shrine of the Master Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), in addition to the preparations of all matters that will create the appropriate atmosphere for the visitors coming to commemorate this great painful tragedy.
The Head of the Department of the care of the holy shrine; Haj Hassan Hilal explained to the Al-Kafeel Global Network:" We have started to work day and night to finish all preparations for receiving the month of Muharram, as we have, in collaboration with the department of gifts and vows to prepare the black cloth, banners and flags and placards of condolences for the martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to be deployed around the holy shrine, and lightening the halls of the holy shrine with red LEDs, which is a tradition we are usually doing since years, in addition to working on the preparation and the organization of all matters, in cooperation with other departments, in order to complete all preparations for the ceremony of changing the holy dome's flag from red to black."
Adding: "Among other works we will be completing during the first ten days of the sacred month of Muharram -InshaAllah- is to regulate the entry and exit of processions in collaboration with the department of the maintenance of order, as well as covering the entrances of the holy shrine with soil in order to prepare it for the ritual "'Azaa' Twireej", which will take place on the afternoon of the tenth of Muharram, after the completion of this ritual, we will clean and wash the holy shrine without affcting th smooth movement of the visitors."
It is worth mentioning that the holy city of Karbala receives every year millions of visitors especially in the Ziyarat of Ashura, Ziyarat Al-Arba'een and the Ziyarat of mid-Sha'ban, in addition to the thousands of visitors flocking to it daily from the various provinces and outside Iraq.