Henna during Eid-el-Fitr

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Originating from Yemen, Libya, Sudan, India and, of course, Morocco, the art of Henna spread to Europe in the 19th century and is now seen as a desirable fashion all over the world as well as a tradition. In the Arab-Muslim world it is often used at times of celebration such as holidays, weddings and Eid. Today, 29th July 2014, is Eid-el-Fitr, more commonly known as ‘little Eid’, which is celebrated at the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan. So perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the most intricate designs Marrakesh has to offer. The night before Eid, some women don’t sleep preparing themselves for the celebrations. The photos above are some designs completed last night by a local Marrakchi friend.

The Henna at our café, however, does not take as long. In just 5- 10 minutes, our Henna artist, Fatima, will complete one of the elaborate designs we have to offer.

Eid Mubarak and hope you all have a great celebration!

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