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.There is no relationship like siblings and they are the best friends for life. #HappyRakshabandhan Click To Tweet
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?
August 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Ditto.. During childhood time, I am my sister used to tie Rakhi to each other. Those colorful and stylish Rakhies still attracts me so much so at time I bought them for not tying to anyone but for myself. Happy Rakhi 🙂
August 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Good to know this Shipra. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
August 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Yaaayyy…I am so glad you did this. We have the same story in our house. Proud moment 🙂
August 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm
Thanks Anubhuti 🙂
August 8, 2017 at 6:26 am
Yes sisters or brotgers can take care of themselves.Siblings truely share a wonderful bond.
August 8, 2017 at 8:19 am
August 8, 2017 at 9:26 am
Wow gud post , I tie rakhis to my bro, Bhabi, mom, Papa
August 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
August 8, 2017 at 10:21 am
Since school time my brother and I were separated. He was in hostel, moved to college, then job and then marriage and army took him places. I have been sending Rakhi in mails and miss our childhood days. I agree that it should be celebrated as a day of sibling love irrespective of gender
August 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
August 8, 2017 at 10:55 am
I have suggested in my post to bring down a change in the custom of Rakhi…it should be to tie to a sibling irrespective of gender…Good you have started.
August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Thank you Ila 🙂
August 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm
H and N do that too. Some traditions need to be changed and I’m glad most of us have done so.
August 9, 2017 at 10:53 am
Thank you Tulika
August 12, 2017 at 8:16 am
Well my kids come back with Rakhi in their hands from school 🙂
As a kid I also used to make lots of Rakhi brothers?
August 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm
Thats great..Thanks Zainab