International festival of Lady Zainab planned in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - The first edition of Lady Zeynab (S) International Festival will be organized by the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein (AS) holy shrine from October 8 to 11 in the holy city of Karbala.

According to the website of the Husseini Astan, “Zeynab (SA) the Role Model of Patience and dignity” is the motto of the festival.

Seyyed Meysar Al-Hakim, head of the Cultural Affairs Section of the Astan, said that a book fair, literary competitions, seminars, exhibitions of photography and painting, plays and sessions to discuss the sermon of Sayyida Zeynab (SA) are different parts of the international program.

The special committee of the first edition of the festival has been formed by the Astan under the supervision of Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalayi, in charge of the Astan and representative of Iraqi source of emulation.

Various meetings have been held in Iraq on the better organization of the religious- cultural festival.

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