Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rakhi Day

Just wanted to give you a heads-up . . . August 2 is Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi Day.  This is my favorite Indian holiday, which celebrates the love between brothers and sisters.  It falls on a different day each year, because it's set according to the lunar calendar, so you just have to remember to Go*gle it to find out when it is.

Siblings celebrate by exchanging bracelets to symbolize the bond of love that ties them together.  Brothers pledge to protect and love their sisters, and sisters pledge their lifelong love for their brothers.  They also exchange sweets to represent the sweet lifelong bond they share.

We celebrate with an Indian meal, and time spent around the table exchanging bracelets, candy, and sweet words about things they love about each other.  For a more detailed description, you can visit www.raksha-bandhan.com.

5 comments:

Miche said...

Oh my goodness, what a cool holiday! We will have to embrace that one when our little girl gets here!

Julie & Patrick said...

Love this...we have no brothers, but we celebrate like we do anyway!!

Enjoy!
Julie

Rose said...

That's a fantastic thing to celebrate. I have a major soft spot for siblings who are sweet to each other.

Also, that raita sounds so dang good and I just went off dairy! Boo.

No Greater Love said...

Oh...I so wish I would have known....we've been on vacation, and just got back today. :) Next year we'll definitely celebrate. What a beautiful holiday. Glad you had such a wonderful night.

Brad and Renae said...

So glad to see this post - I can't wait to celebrate this with Joshua and Lauren next year.