India is a country of festivals. It is culturally so rich that it celebrates a festival almost every month. The people of India are so lively that they find a reason or the other for celebrations. One of such reasons is the sweet and sour relationship between a brother and a sister. Though brothers and sisters share and enjoy the bond of love between them throughout the year but Rakhi is the day when they get an opportunity to express their tender love and feelings towards each other. The Rakhi day is an opportunity for them to commemorate their loving memories, loyalty, closeness, trust and friendship that is lasting and true.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year on 'Shravan Purnima'
(Full Moon Day of the Hindu month of Shravan), which generally falls in
the month of August. On the holy day of Rakhi the sisters tie a sacred
piece of thread (Known as Rakhi or 'Raksha-Sutra') on the wrist of their
brothers. Then they sweeten each others mouths with delicious and
mouth-watering sweets. The festival of Rakhi also includes a tradition
of offering gifts to sisters by the brothers.
Rakhi 2008 : will be
celebrated on 16th August 2008
Rakhi 2009 : will be
celebrated on 05th August 2009
R . A . K . H . I
R : Relationship
A : Affection
K : Knitting together
H : Him (Brother) &
I : Interminably
Put them all together, they spell " RAKHI". Happy
Rakhi to all you brothers and sisters!!!