Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tomorrow, October 7th, is the Hindu festival of Karwa Chauth. It's celebrated by married women to give their husbands a long life, happiness and good fortune. During the day women are supposed to fast and, traditionally, they give gifts and paint their hands and/or feet with henna (read more, like I did at www.karwachauth.com).
I happened to meet up with two very nice married women at a market this morning and we all decided to have our hand painted with henna. We all love our husbands.
Here's my hand.
These nice men at the next stand decided Arthur needed some entertainment while I was otherwise occupied.
Apparently, he wasn't the only one entertained.
After the henna dries, it flakes off leaving this orange color. The darker the color on your palm the more your husbands love you. Mine is getting darker as I type, seriously, it is.
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