Undoubtedly, one of the provinces with an Islamic Identity that is a signature of honor for Iran and also for the history of Islam is the glorious province of Khuzestan. The province in which one could still feel the warmth of Imamat [the Devine Leadership] and which is the initial gateway of the migration pathway of the Imam of Kindness, Imam Reza (PBUH). Khuzestan was the first host to the son the family Prophet of flowers, and its ground once has kissed and embraced the first flourishes of his holy steps, this event is so important that his highness Iranian Supreme Leader (May Allah the Great Save His Excellency) has said, “Khuzestan is the gateway of the entrance of Shia to Iran”'
Based on the quotation of his highness the Supreme Leader, the immigration of Imam Reza (PBUH) could be recounted as one of the most important religious-historical events in Iran after the entrance of Islam. The importance of this event is so much that this majestic immigration still has impacts on the culture, religion and even economics of Iran, and is the origin of many magnificent political and social events. It is an immigration which shall never vanish from the pages of history, but a magnificent event which is to be discussed every day by researchers and scientists. Every year, Imam Reza (PBUH) International Foundation (based on the approval of the Legislation Committee of Imam Reza (PBUH) International Festival), tries to spread Razavi culture and remember the pathway of Imam Reza (PBUH) and his Ghadamgahs by presenting a symbolic caravan of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Shalamcheh, to keep this Islamic and Iranian honor alive and to picture one drop of this endless ocean.
The symbolic ceremony of the entrance of the Imam Reza (PBUH) caravan from Shalamcheh is held annually with the participation of great figures, elite scientific and cultural figures of the country in Shalamcheh, the land of sacrifice and dedication, the city of Vilayat and martyrdom, and the city of blood, revolution and resurrection. This ceremony is one of the programs of Imam Reza (PBUH) International Foundation of Arts and Culture which is held thanks to the trusteeship of the Administration office of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Khuzestan province.
The following pictures represent the warm and passionate presence of the public community and officials in this spiritual ceremony.