|Raksha Bandhan Calendar|
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that commemorates the relationship of brother and sister. This festival is celebrated usually in the month of August on the Shravana Purnima. The atmosphere of jubilation starts mounting up much before the occasion.
Raksha Bandhan, popularly known as Rakhi is an Indian festival that symbolized the loving bond between brothers and sisters.
On 2017, Rakhi will be celebrated on Monday, August 7; the festival does not have a fixed date and is celebrated on full moon of the month of Shraavana also known as Shravan Poornima.
Every year on the day before Rakhi, sisters can be seen applying mehendi on their hand and buying all the things required for doing the puja before tying the thread around their brother’s wrist.
Brothers can also be seen doing last minute shopping for gifts to be given to their sisters; many brothers prefer to give cash, so that the sisters can buy whatever they wish to. Though Rakhi is primarily a Hindu festival, people from other religions also take part in this.
The brother in the celebration does not necessarily have to be a blood relation, any male can be adopted as the brother and the Rakhi can be tied on his wrist.
In different parts of India, the day of Rakhi is celebrated in their traditional way and is known by various other names as well.
Last Updated: 3rd July, 2017