TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Millions of people across the world are attending rallies to mark the International Quds Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

The demonstrations are being held in major cities across the world, including Tehran and other cities and towns.

People from all walks of life are taking to the streets for the annual event which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Similar events are planned in London and Toronto as well as in other cities worldwide, which usually see people chanting anti-Israeli slogans and burning the occupying regime's flags, according to Press TV. 

Organizers in Toronto said the theme of the rally is to push for “justice, peace and love” and countering Islamophobia and racism as well as opposing the “Zionism and Israeli war crimes”.

Near the Israeli fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories, Palestinians are expected to throng the site which has become the scene of bloodshed in recent weeks.

The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.

The day is seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.