I am really looking forward to celebrating Raksha Bandhan with my brother. I am compelled to reminisce about how we have celebrated this festival over the years. For the longest time my brother fell in love with the idea of calling every single day “April Fool’s Day”. He would play pranks on everyone, especially me and scream – “Happy April Fool’s Day!” I had to do something.
It was Rakhi and the day before the festival we had informed him that there would be a huge pooja in the afternoon. He usually woke up late on holidays so we (my cousins and I) had decided to have the pooja at 11 am. We knew that all we needed for our plan to work was for him to wake up late. If that did not happen it would all not work out and we would end up looking like fools.
I strategised and covered the windows in black paper from the outside and adjusted the clocks. When he woke up I video taped his reaction and came outside apologising for having slept through the pooja. It was hilarious when we all yelled, “HAPPY April Fool’s Day!!!!!” You should have seen the look on his face. It was unbelievable. The prankster had been pranked!!!
When he settled down I gave him his presents and he gave me mine!