Raksha Bandhan is a festival to celebrate the bond of love between a brother and a sister. In this festival, sisters tie Rakhi, a beautifully beaded thread, on the wrist of their brothers. This thread has a special significance for siblings. Sisters pray and wish for their brothers on this auspicious day. Brothers promise to protect them from all problems. He not only vows to take care of her but sisters receive wonderful gifts from brothers too.
I have so many lovely memories of this festival from my childhood. Going to market with mom to buy rakhis, sweets, gifts and some other stuff. There used to be an excitement around the festival. Each year I send Rakhi to my younger brother through courier and also send love and blessings with those threads. But this year, my brother and I are thousands of miles away from each other. I am already feeling nostalgic while writing this post.
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We changed the tradition of Rakhi in our house.
As I have two daughters, we thought of a new tradition. Since last few years, both my daughters tie rakhi to each other and also to their cousin sisters. Though few people have expressed the contempt, I felt nothing wrong with it and my sister in law and me, who also has 2 daughters buy rakhis for all our girls every year.
If brothers can take care of their sisters, why can’t sisters take care of their sisters or why not 2 brothers?
As siblings, they are connected through the bond of love and they would always be there to take care of each other. Isn’t that the real sentiment behind this festival?
A relationship between siblings is something that grows with time. It just becomes stronger and stronger with each passing day. So let us try to strengthen the relationship of siblings this Rakhi and make it special for everyone.
How do you celebrate Rakhi at your house? How do you teach your kids about the festival?