Festival Celebrations: Happy Rakhi My Brothers!

The sweetest and the purest bond of love between a brother and sister is brought to life by the lovely Indian festival – Raksha Bandhan.

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My mum doesn’t have any sons, so my cousins have always been the ones we have celebrated this sweet and emotional festival with. This holy thread is tied around the wrist and creates a bond that can never be altered. I have a special place in my heart for all my brothers and I know they love me too.

A “Rakhi” isn’t any ordinary thread, it is a bond of protection and signifies that a brother will always take care of his sister ‘come what may’.

This festival isn’t celebrated on the same day every year. It is observed on the full moon day of the “Shravan” month from the Hindu calendar. In 2015, Rakhi falls on Saturday, August 29 and I am extremely excited to see all my brothers at a massive celebration.

Usually Rakhis are made of gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi precious stones but this year I’m going to get some really interesting Rakhis that I found on Ferns N Petals.

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These Rakhis are made of only flowers and they smell divine. There are lots of options to choose from and I’m sure my brothers are going to love them.

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It’s always fun to celebrate this special festival with something new every year. I’m going to bake something interesting for my brothers this year and it will be a delicious “Gordon Ramsay” recipe. I know I won’t go wrong with that!

How are you celebrating with your brothers?

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