Rakhi 2018: A Sweet Celebration

Raksha Bandhan, also popularly known as the festival of Rakhi, is the auspicious occasion to express immaculate love and bonding between brothers and sisters. Since ancient years, Rakhi has been celebrated with immense fervor and zeal, and is a perfect epitome of eternal bonding and unconditional love between a brother and sister. Preparations start almost a fortnight before, making the day special with beautiful silk rakhis, rakhi pooja thali, sweets, and special gifts for rakhi. The festival also holds an underlying social message of harmonious coexistence with everybody in the society. No wonder, it is being rightly said that Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Festival – a sweet celebration.


This year the day will be celebrated on 26th August. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brother.. 

In India, Rakhi is celebrated with great joy and fervor every year during the month of August. It is not only about strengthening the eternal bond and relationship of love and affection between brothers and sisters, but this festival also fosters brotherhood and harmony in the society. While decades before, rakhi was considered only a symptom of protection from evil, today it epitomizes the deep bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters, and a broader sense of brotherhood in the society. Today, the festival is celebrated in a more contemporary style, and has not remained limited to siblings, but has actually being spread among neighborhood, relatives and even friends.

The carnival sweet sprit of Raksha Bandhan celebration has made this occasion one of the most prominent festivals in India today. Celebrated among different rituals, this is the occasion for family get together, sweets, gifts, and loads of happiness and merriment. Rakhi is no more just a pious celebration; it is about love, sentiments, and sheer enjoyment. People start preparing for this day weeks ago, buying new dresses, placing order for the most delicious sweets in the town, buying special gifts for brothers or sisters, preparing for rakhi pooja, and lots more! The tradition of celebrating the day with sweets and lovely gifts make this festival even sweeter.

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On this auspicious day, sisters tie the pious thread in the wrist of their brothers, praying to God to protect them from all evil woes and troubles. On the other hand, brothers promise to support their sisters through thick and thin, while protecting her from all troubles throughout the life. What is even more attractive is the family reunion and sheer fun following the rituals. The chaste bond of love between brothers and sisters is celebrated with delicious sweets, mouthwatering foods, exchange of gifts, dance, and music. No wonder, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Festival – a sweet celebration.

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