According to Hojat Gonabadinejad, deputy head of the headquarters for pilgrimage services of Khorasan Razavi Province, almost 5.8 million entered the northeaster Iranian city between September 18 to September 27.
September 25 of this year was the 28th day of the lunar month of Safar, which marked the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan (AS). The 30th day of the lunar month is also marked as the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam.
According to the official, 87% of pilgrims entered the city using private cars, and 13% arrived by public transportation (6% by buses, 5% by trains, and 2% by airplanes).
He also said that the data regarding those who walked to the city will be announced later.
This volume of pilgrims filled some 71% of Mashhad’s official and unofficial accommodation capacity.