Henna and weddings !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin.

Courtesy : Beautiful South Asian Brides Blog
Courtesy : Beautiful South Asian Brides Blog

 

In Desi and Arab cultures, before the wedding, the bride’s hands and feet are often coloured and beautifully decorated with exquisite Henna designs. Children and ladies adorn their hands during festivals and other celebrations too.

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What is unique about wedding celebrations in your culture/country?

13 thoughts on “Henna and weddings !

  1. Ooh in Mexican weddings they have this lasso thing that they put around the bride and groom at a certain point during the church service to symbolize them becoming one. I like that one.

  2. I love henna! Weddings in my culture are all about the food. There’s always traditional Jamaican dishes served, and rum cake is usually ALWAYS the cake flavor of choice.

    1. I find it very cute. Though in Indian cultures we donot have that. Also personally, I feel I might be very shy with 1000 pair of eyes looking at us ! 😀

  3. I appreciated having the henna hands to study for awhile. I’m always reluctant to look at someone with elaborate skin designs because I don’t know whether that’s rude. It’s not like looking at inanimate art. These are gorgeous.

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