How to celebrate Rakhi- Raksha Bandhan?

The Hindu families celebrate Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan by doing pooja, pray and with lots of fun. Sisters ties colorful Rakhi (sacred thread) on brother's right hand wrist, exchange the gifts, mouth watering sweets. People go to temples and wear new clothes. The brothers generally prefer traditional outfits like Kurta-Jeans, Kurta-Payjama, Pathan Suits etc on the Holy Rakhi day. The married sisters mostly wear designer sarees with heavy or little zari or zardozi work and jewelry. The unmarried sisters prefer to wear salwar-kurties, chudidaar-kurta, parellels-short kurtas etc.

Celebrations of Rakhi Festival or Raksha Bandhan Celebration

India is a land of festivals and Indians celebrates all the festival together with their family and neighbors. The rakhi festival celebrated in the Shravana month according to Indian hindu calendar in the full moon every year. The Rakhi festival is a celebration of siblings where sister ties colorful rakhi (a sacred thread) on her brother's right hand wrist, apply tilak on forehand, perform pooja, pray for long life of her sweet and dearest brother. It is not necessary to be blood relation to tie a rakhi, holy thread (rakhi) can be tied to non-blood relation. Rakhi can be tied to the people who closed to you to become closer relation so that you feel secure social life. All sisters eagerly wait to celebrating Raksha Bandhan for tie Rakhi on her brother's wrist. The Raksha Bandhan festival celebration reflects love amongst sister and brother.

Rakhi Celebration Activities for Students and Kids

Raksha Bandhan is an exciting occasion for students and kids to celebrate with full joy. When Rakhi is celebrated by kids wherever in school or at home, it is an extreme level of enjoyment and even the best occassion to know our cultural values which develops the sense of togetherness among the students. Here we have listed some of activities often students do during this occassion of celebration:

DIY Rakhi Making Competition

Often schools or pre-schools organize Rakhi making workshop for students in school or encourage to make Rakhi at home. This Rakhi making competition develops creativity in students using decorative materials like colorful threads, beads, gemstones, small and sparkling twinkles etc. Also this activity allow students to think beyond the boundaries to grow artistic approach which help to grow their personality and offcourse customized and personlized Rakhis gives students a sense of pride while they tie on sibling's wrist.

Rakhi Story Writing Activities

During the Rakhi story writing activity conducted in schools, students are told the mythological and cultural stories behind the celebration of Raksha Bandhan by the teachers or students. Story writing educate students about the cultural and historical background of Indian festivity. Students may know about the story of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, Rani Karnawati and Emperor Humayun etc. during the Rakhi story writing sessions. Also public speaking and acting skills are improved with these kind of activities.

Rakhi Card Making Competition

Beautiful Rakhi Greeting card design, friendship band making and Rangoli making competitions are held in schools as well as homes in which students participate with full joy and excitement.

Some other activities during Rakhi Celebration are as follows:

  • Rakhi Dress Parade
  • Raksha Bandhan Quiz and Games
  • Raksha Bandhan Gift Making
  • Rakhi Poster Making Competition
  • Raksha bandhan activity for students in school
  • Raksha bandhan activity for students at home