Did you know about these ten largest gatherings in Human History that made us go “Woah”!

Today we bring you a compilation of largest gatherings in Human History whose massive crowd made the headlines for days.

Largest gatherings of people in history.

This world has witnessed a tremendous number of largest gatherings in Human History for different causes and purposes over time. From standing up for a cause to attending a religious festival and more, the trend of heaps of people gathering in a region for a while is not new.

Today we bring you a compilation of the largest gatherings in Human History whose massive crowd made the headlines for days.

Here is a list of 10 of the largest gatherings in human history:

1. Kumbh Mela Pilgrimage

Where: India

When: 2013

Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on the planet. It is held every 12 years in Uttar Pradesh, the northern Indian state. In 2013, a sum of 30 million Hindu pilgrims gathered to bathe during the event.

2. Arbaeen Festival

Where: Iraq

When: 2014

Arbaeen Festival takes place in Karbala each year. In 2014, up to 17 million from all around the world gathered in Iraq to commemorate the death of one of the grandsons of the Prophet Mohammed, Imam Hussain.

3. Funeral of CM Annadurai

Where: India

When: 1969

This funeral is believed to be the most prominent funeral gathering in human history. 15 million people attended the event in Chennai in memory of the ex-chief minister of Tamil Nadu. He became extremely popular after making Tamil the official language of the state.

4. Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini

Where: Iran

When: 1989

Approximately 10 million Iranians visited Tehran to mourn the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Several of the attendees were crushed to death as the crowd became uncontrollable.

5. Papal Gathering

Where: Philippines

When: 2015

A crowd of six million people turned out to see the Pope in-country, breaking the previous world record for a five million papal gathering.

6. World Youth Day

Where: Philippines

When: 1995

Over five million people took part in Pope John Paul II’s Sunday mass (World Youth Day). The Pope had to be flown to the event by helicopter as the authorities could not navigate the crowds on the ground.

7. Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser

Where: Cairo

When: 1970

It is believed that five million people attended the funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian President in Cairo.

8. Rod Stewart Concert

Where: Brazil

When: 1994

Rod Stewart attracted a crowd of three and a half million to his rock concert, held in Rio de Janeiro.

9. Hajj Pilgrimage

Where: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

When: 2012

Around three million people reached Mecca to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj in 2012. Many pilgrimages slept on the marble floor outside the Grand Mosque, the central point of the Islamic faith.

10. Anti-War March

Where: Rome

When: 2003

It is believed that around three million people marched through Rome to oppose the US-led invasion of Iraq. It is recognized as one of the most prominent anti-war marches in history.

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