Friday November 17, 2017

Raksha Bandhan


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Festival plate of food in celebration

The next upcomming Raksha Bandhan is celebrated/ observed on Sunday August 26th, 2018. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi, is a Hindu festival that focuses on the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is held every year in August.

Celebration\ Observance

Sisters will tie a sacred thread (rakhi) on the wrist of her brother symbolizing her prayer and love for his well-being. It also symbolizes the brother's vow to protect his sister.

History

The date of the festival is on the full moon (Purnima) of Shravana. The Jains and secular groups celebrate this festival as well.


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