Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mehndi Tradition

Although mehndi is generally used in many occasions around India and Pakistan, the wedding ceremony has become synonymous with this beautiful dye. It is traditional for the bride to get together with her female family and friends, a couple of days before the wedding to apply the mehndi. As the patterns used are very intricate and time-consuming, the occasion is filled with song and dance, so that the bride does not get bored.The bride’s henna must be the most beautiful and elaborate than anyone else’s.It is said that the darker the design, the more her mother-in-law loves her as the bride is not expected to perform any housework until the henna has faded.