It’s one of the most important events for Muslims.
Hajj attracts about 2-million Muslim pilgrims each year to Mecca to reflect on the unity of humanity as one body of different peoples and cultures.
Daniel Kuhlen of the Islamic Association of Saskatoon explained Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam which demonstrates Muslims submission to God.
It marks the triumphant journey of Prophet Abraham, his wife Hajar and their son, Prophet Ishmael who all passed tests from God by putting their faith in him.
The occasion will bring a congregation of between 8-and-10 thousand Saskatoon and area Muslims to Praireland Park Wednesday.
Kuhlen said the worshipers from around 60 different countries of origin will be dressed in vibrant colourful clothing for the 9 a.m. ceremony.
it includes a communal prayer with people arranged in neat rows performing a bow in unison. A sermon will follow with families and friends gathering for private celebrations after the short service.