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Chaand raat itself not a festival but it is a celebration related to the eid-ul-fitr. Chaand raat don’t have religious significance but has cultural importance. It is mostly celebrated in south-Asian countries. On chaand raat people hang out with friends or go out for shopping with family.
Sighting of the crescent of “Shawal brings an air of joy with it. People spent many days for eid preparations and chaand raat is an amazing opportunity to give it a final touch. Girls usually buy bangles and mehndi that night.
Teej is a three day long festival usually celebrated by Hindu women. It is a fasting festival that falls somewhere between middle of August to early September depending on moon. Like many other Hindu festivals Teej is also celebrated according to the lunar calendar.
Dilwali, the festival of lights is an important festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. All these three religions celebrate Diwali for different reasons but major theme is same i.e. victory of good over evil. Diwali is religious and traditional festival so traditional and religious activities are performed by families together in their houses.
Diwali is a five day long festival celebrated somewhere between mid October to mid November on new moon night. (There is no fixed date for it as it is celebrated according to Hindu lunar calendar.)
Applying mehndi is a part of different cultures and it is applied on different events. Applying henna is popular in South-Asia, Middle East and africa. In muslims mehndi is usually applied on eids, weddings and other celebrations. In hindues mehnid is applied on weddding and on ther festivels as Karva Chouth, diwali, Bhaidooj and teej. Mehndi is a way of celebrating so it is an important part of different events.
Dying your hair by using henna paste is the best method of coloring your hair because henna paste is made up of natural ingredients and it nourishes your hair. Making henna paste for your hair is slightly different from the one you make it for your skin.
Sometimes it is preferred to add some additional things in henna paste when you are making it for your hair. They are good for your hair and they enhance the color of mehndi as well. Henna itself is a good conditioner. It reduces dandruff and gives your hair a natural shine!
Through 20th century, henna drums were used by women of North Africa and Middle East. At that time women were used to play frame drums, doumbeks, and riqs (tambourines) in different festivals, parties and weddings. They often patterned their drums’ heads with as they pattern their skin! Those drums were called henna drums.
Applying mehndi or henna is a very important part of different cultures. It is common in south-asia, middle-east and Africa. Applying mehndi is a very old tradition. The mehndi that we see today is its much evolved form.
We do various methods to make our henna tattoo more attractive. Sometimes we draw beautiful and complicated designs to give it a different look. Another method of making your henna tattoo attractive is applying glitter on it. No doubt that it’s an old method but still it looks beautiful and is very popular!
Henna paste that is available in the market is made by henna powder. This henna powder originally comes from a plant called “henna”. Since it comes from a natural source, it’s quite possible to make it at home!
Making henna paste is not very difficult. You only need a few ingredients. You will add them up to make a thick paste and your henna paste will be ready.
Applying mehndi or henna on different occasions like weddings and eid celebration is a part of South Asian culture. There are several methods of applying henna. Some people use pointed things and apply henna by dipping it in the paste. Some people use henna tubes but the most popular and best method of applying mehndi is by using henna cones. Henna cones are easier and convenient to use and they are also less messy so they are preferred most of the times.
Henna/Mehndi cones are easily available in the market but it’s less expensive and a lot easier to make them at home.
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