Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival that celebrates the Brother- Sister realtionship. Raksha - protection Bandhan - bond, as the name denotes, refers to the promise where a brother makes a promise to protect his sister and stand by her no matter what. This festival has a lot of emotional value attached to it and is something that all brothers and sisters look forward to it. Most brothers make it a point that they don't miss out on their sisters' rakhi (the thread that a sister ties around her brother's wrist) - it is a symbol of how important they are to their sisters. :) Sisters obviously like to pamper their brothers on this special day, and to add to all the fun, the brother usually gifts his sister something. It could be anything. :) Even a hug would do.