The Department of Rituals and Hussayni Processions in Iraq and the Islamic World of the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) announced that 4550 service processions are contributing in providing free services to the visitors of Arba'een within the administrative boundaries of the province of Karbala, mostly from Iraq in addition to the province's processions and a number of the Arab and foreign processions."
The Department added: "These processions have started to provide their services since the first days of the visitors' arrival. Some of them will remain until the end of the Ziyarat. They are registered within the Department's database and for which all the fundamental approvals have been issued so they can perform their duties within the determined place."
Indicating: "There are a large number of unregistered service processions as well as houses that opened their doors to the visitors, especially the houses close to the two holy shrines or those located on the roads leading to them, whose owners welcome the visitors and provide them with the necessary services."
Explaining: "The services provided by these processions vary between food, drink, accommodation, therapeutic services, organizing the walk of the visitors, as well as other side services such as repairing pushchairs and wheelchairs, washing clothes and ironing them, and free massages. All of these services are provided for the sake of the Master of the martyrs (peace be upon him) and for the sake of his intercession."