SANAA, Thousands of people packed al-Sabeen Square in Yemen's capital Sanaa, on Saturday, to celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, despite the security tensions in the country.

Welcome banners were hung over the square, which was decorated with green flags and colored lights, as loudspeakers blasted out hymns and the big flat screens around displayed shows.

I came here to celebrate the birthday of God's messenger, said Dhaifullah Hizam, a resident.

Regarding the celebration as a peace message, Ali Motahar, another attendant, urged all Yemeni rival parties to stop the war.

Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 ad in Mecca, the holiest city in Islam. Muslims celebrate his birthday each year on the 12th day of Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar, which falls on Nov 9, this year.

Celebrations also took place in other Houthi-controlled cities in Yemen.

Source: NAM News Network

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