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Henna has many different connotations and symbolism, as varied as the cultures it has been used in. Henna is often connected to weddings and celebrations of love (as seen above in the Song of Songs). Weddings in henna-using cultures are often preceded by a special night where the bride is decorated with henna in the presence of the women from her old and new families. Sometimes the groom has a separate henna ceremony as well. These ceremonies are traditionally practiced across North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and are celebrated by the many religions present in those areas: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Baha'is, Zoroastrians, and others. However, henna use is not sacred or intrinsic to any religion, and often predates particular religious use in many places.
Henna is also used in many cultures to celebrate festivals and holidays. In Hindu areas, henna is applied for Divali and Karva Chauth as well as other festive occasions. Many Muslims apply henna for Eid and Mawlid, and there are Jewish customs to apply henna for Purim (to emulate Queen Esther, who beautified herself for King Ahashverosh) as well as Passover. Nowrūz, the Persian New Year, is also traditionally celebrated with henna.
Henna can be applied for any festive occasion. Births, circumcisions, victories, birthdays, coming-of-age rituals and other passage ceremonies have traditionally used henna as part of the festivities. Don't feel limited by the traditional uses of henna - it is an evolving art and there is always room to invent new traditions! If you feel that henna would enhance your celebration, go for it!