Mass Gatherings


Religious Mass Gatherings

A religious mass gathering is usually a planned event or an occasion in association with a particular religion or spiritual belief. A religious mass gathering can take place on a day of significance or a period of time.

Take a look at some of the religious mass gatherings from around the world below


Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, a significant pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, which every adult Muslim must make at least once in his or her lifetime.

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is a Hindu festival and assembly, held once every twelve years at four locations in India, at which pilgrims bathe in the waters of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers.


Vaisakhi, is the festival which celebrates Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community in 1699, known as the Khalsa .


The Arbaeen Pilgrimage is the world’s largest annual public gathering that is held every year in Karbala, Iraq at the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura.