Saturday, December 10, 2011

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr
Originally uploaded by Ameer Hamza
Date: 14th October, 2007.

Via Flickr:
All decked up for Eid-ul-Fitr, a 3-day Islamic festival celebrated at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

A Muslim girl displays her Eid best. It is tradition in many Muslim countries that woman, whether married or un-married, cover their hands with dark pigment called mehndi (in Urdu & Hindi languages) or Henna (in English). Most of them also wear colourful, matching bangles, and buy trendy clothes and shoes.

[One of my most favourite photographs. It is a cultural image and is now available for sale at Getty Images]

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