Traditionally, before festivals, weddings, and other important events, South Asians (as well as some Middle Eastern and North African cultures) get mehndi — beautiful, intricate henna designs — on their arms and hands. This year, SASA is offering the UChicago community an opportunity to get mehndi done the night BEFORE our Diwali celebration, so you can look your best for the next day!
The south Indian state of Kerala experienced one of its worst flooding seasons this past summer, and SASA is hosting this fundraiser to aid with Kerala flood relief. All proceeds from this event will be donated to rebuilding efforts in Kerala!
Prices for the henna tattoos will start at $3, but will vary depending on the complexity of the design. We will have snacks and music as well!
Don't forget to buy tickets for our Diwali celebration! Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 5th. More information here: Diwali 2018: The Festival of Lights