Celebration of Happiness (51) – Raksha Bandhan (India)

Raksha Bandhan

"Appreciate The Gift Of Family!"


People may come and go but family stays forever. While we get busy enjoying with our friends and colleagues, what we miss out on is the bonding and love that only family can offer. Blood is stronger than all bonds and it should be given the credit.


Raksha Bandhan is a sweet old tradition practiced in India. The festival falls during the monsoons and is a celebration of the bond that brothers and sisters share. It is an expression of the sisters’ faith in their brothers to keep them safe and protected. On this festival, brothers promise their sisters that they shall protect them forever from any evil and take care and love them all their lives.



Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in India with great joy and excitement. It is usually is holiday in schools and some offices as well. On this day women tie decorated bands, known as rakhi, on the wrists of their brothers and seek their promises of protection and help whenever they might be in need. Sisters offer sweets and other favors to their brothers and the men return the favor in the form of gifts and presents. A celebration of love and responsibility, this festival reinstates the faith of humankind in family and blood relations and is one big factor that binds millions of people in the country.


The Ties That Bind!

Friends, very few, if you are very lucky, will stay with you for long, but family, no matter what, will stand by till the end. Do something special for your family, make them feel good. Plan a surprise or simply text them in appreciation for all that they have done.

This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)


Piyuesh Modi

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