TEHRAN (IQNA) – People in Iran along with Shia Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Ghadir on Thursday.


Making Samanoo is among the traditions practiced on the occasion. Samanoo is a sweet paste made entirely from germinated wheat.

The event of Ghadir, or Eid al-Ghadir, is celebrated by Shia Muslims around the world every year. It is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhu l-Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.

It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God.