Eid in the Square is organised by the Muslim Council of Britain and supported by the Mayor of London.
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Watch out for details of an exciting and packed programme of fun and celebration for all the family!
Are You a Henna/Mehndi Artist?
Source of Henna
A small shrub called Lawsonia inermis is widely known as Henne or Mehndi. It grows best in hot climates and is found in many countries of the region; India, Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia, Syria, Egypt, Morocco and North African countries.
Seasonally, the leaves, flowers and the twigs of the plant are ground into fine powder and mixed with hot water. Leaves from other plants are admixed to produce different colour shades. Other ingredients are added in the mixture to preserve and to strengthen the color.
Applying and Designs
The Art of applying Henna/Mendhi goes back to pre-historical times and huge variety of designs can be created. These designs vary from country to country and reflect different cultures and religious traditions. These patterns and designs are now available in thousands on specialist websites.
Volunteers for Eid in the Square
The Muslim Council of Britain is seeking 15 to 20 volunteers, who can make simple patterns and designs for passersby and general public attending the event. You don't have to be a professional as simple and easy designs needs to be imprinted.
Please email your contact details to Naureena on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you.
Event: Eid in Trafalgar Square
Date: Saturday 20th October 2007
Time: 1pm Â– 5pm
Entry: FREE Â– all welcome
Information: www.london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4100
Media wishing to attend should email email@example.com