Mehndi is a ceremonial art. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding ceremonies..
Henna is also common in some gulf states, specially Yemen, where the night before the wedding night is dedicated to decorating the bride with henna, and called “Henna night”.
In Africa, henna was used as part of spiritual practices by tribes to decorate their bodies and for protective purposes when certain symbols/designs were incorporated.
In many countries, henna is applied to women and girls during Eid and weddings. Here are few fabulous mehndi designs for eid-ul-adha.