Indian festival – Raksha Bandhan

Ushering in the festival season is the Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi as it is popularly known. This year it is being celebrate on 7th August, 2017.

 A festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, it has the sisters tying a thread around their brother’s wrist as a symbol of their love and in turn the brother pledges to protect his sister.
A very happy Raksha Bandhan to all readers.

7 thoughts on “Indian festival – Raksha Bandhan

  • Raksha Bandhan is such a beautiful holiday, I only wish my sister was here to celebrate with me! I am eager to learn more about Indian holidays and read more of your blog. From a fellow Vasant Kunj resident, Keegan

  • Thank you for telling us about his holiday . Not familiar with it . But I lost my brother to pancreatic cancer last September so anything about family brings back memories of my big brother and I . Thank you for sharing this .

    • So sorry about your brother.
      Raksha means protection and Bandhan means to tie into relationship. During this festival, the sister brings sweets for the brother, tie ceremonial thread on her brother’s wrist. The brother takes a wow to protect his sister in every regards. During the whole day, the whole family gets together and make enjoy. In the end of the day, brother gives expensive gifts also to his sister(s).
      Thanks for liking the festival. Anytime if you happen to come to Delhi, India, you and I can relive the festival. It’s a invitation to you.

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