Symbolism - traditions when child is born
The symbolism of Henna is so strong that the henna is used in the most important moment of life in Morocco. In the north of the country, during the preparations for the Akika celebrating the seventh day of the birth of a child, the baby just born is soaked and cleaned with water decoction of roots and leaves of mint Henna . Both plants are known for their esoteric but especially under dermatological and are supposed to bring prosperity to the baby in her future life.
In the eastern regions, six days after the birth of the child, it is every day coated with a mixture of olive oil and henna and wrapped in a cloth. The feet and hands of the newly delivered are coated with henna and is celebrated as a princess.
Each region has its own tradition of baptism, the constant is the use of henna as protection for both tangible and intangible.