2019-08-13 11:54:01

Shafaq News/ While the pilgrimage is a huge gathering, it is not the largest religious gathering in the world.

Nearly 400 million people have traveled this Chinese New Year this year, while the 50-day Hindus Kumbh Mela Festival came second with 220 million people going to India to worship and wash.

At the other end of the globe, some 54 million people traveled in the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

As for the anniversary occasion of the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in Karbala, the total number of visitors reached 17 million in 2017.