Last Spring, Children of the Heart began a Cultural Exchange program as a venue for families to share their cultures with one another. In their first Exchange, families brought in food from their native countries.
This fall, COTH asked mothers to share some of their customs. So mothers from India, Pakistan and Nepal decided to apply mehendi - henna tattoos.
Director of Children of the Heart, Noel Frisoli said moms really enjoyed themselves, talking as they were getting the henna tattoos. Later, most then wore their Henna to International Night.
Noel explained that "In their cultures these tattoos are put on the females for celebrations like holidays and especially weddings. Even one of the second grade moms who was here with her second grader on Thursday stayed late to receive one, as she was on her way to have dinner with a Pakistani celebrity."
See more photos of the mehendi tattooing on flickr.