Describe a tradition in your country
You should say
- What it is
- Who takes part in it
- What activities there are
- And explain how you feel about it
I would love to talk about a fascinating tradition in Turkey. I was born and bought up in Istanbul, and it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Since my childhood, I am aware of the tradition of henna-night. It is a beautiful ceremony celebrated among the bride and her female relatives and friends before the wedding.
During this traditional ceremony, the older women of the family paint henna on the bride’s arms, hands, and feet. Not only this, but they also sing the traditional songs. Henna enhances the beauty of the woman.
Henna is an Arabic word, and it is prepared from a plant. Once, the women apply henna on the bride’s arms and feet. They let it there for a few hours to let it dry. My aunt says the longer you leave it on to absorb into the skin, the darker it will be. The darker it is, the longer it will last.
After that, the girl has to remove the henna with water. After the henna is washed with water, the mesmerizing designs appear on the skin like temporary tattoos. The henna design might start fading away after one week and completely disappear in the second week.
I love this ritual because I get the chance to wear beautiful designer clothes such as Pakistani suits and Lenhgas. Last month, I attended a henna ceremony and enjoyed it a lot. Also, I danced to traditional songs with my cousin sisters on occasions. This is one of the best customs of my country.
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