The question was going around
"Are you ready for Eid?"
"Eid" my voice echoed the word
Carrying a surprise tone
Work was piling on me
So Eid preparation was last on my list
How come the spirit of Eid had missed me
I missed the spirit of my niece
Giggling away as she gets persuaded
To stay still as her tiny hands gets Hena designs
Would not be Eid without our little precious
Having hena in her tiny hands
copyright 2007 Nasra Al Adawi
~To all my family and friends Eid-kum Mubarak~
Eid is celebrated in every Islamic household. Growing up, Eid is incomplete without hena for girls, we wanted the best design for our hands and feet. It was so exciting having to sleep with other girls in the family and with our feet in hena. Early morning our hena would have dried, then getting prepared in new dresses and colorful hair style. Then off we go greeting elder members of the family, the first question would be "show us you hena design) and after we had sweet, we eagerly wait for the money treat which we call Ediya. When I was growing up becoming a teenager, my hobby was to draw my hands trying to master the art of drawing designs of hena. Usually, I would do that with pen, so I use to get a bit of scolding from my father.
Before I end here, I also would like to wish all of you my blogging friends who are celebrating X-mas ..A happy X-Mas...Dont miss the spirit of it ...
Photo by m.raghu @ flickr.com. He has huge collection of hena designs, click the photo to veiw his work on hena ..