Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Happy Raksha Bandhan!

What is Raksha Bandhan?
… directly translated as, “the bond of protection”, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival primarily observed in India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.
Source: Wikipedia

Check out this video from Global Wonders about Rakhi...so cute!

Here's how they celebrate Rakhi on Sesame Street

Check out more background info about Raksha Bandhan

Want to make your own Rakhi Bracelet? 

Friendship bracelets are very similar to Rakhi's.  It's fun to see how different traditions have found their way across the world in different ways.  Can't wait to celebrate today with my son and daughters and my husband and sister in law.  They are all so very blessed to have a brother!  Happy Rakhi! 
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Becky said...

Oh, this is soooooo sweet!!!! I am going to do this with my kids:). I have 4 kids: my oldest son was adopted from China, then I have 2 bio daughters, and my youngest son was adopted from Ethiopia. This would such a fun bonding activity for our family:). I am also going to share it on KidWorldCitizen's facebook page! I think people would love this!!!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks Becky! My daughter is so excited to share her Rakhi bracelet with her brother tomorrow. I think this would be a great bonding activity for siblings!

Palak said...

Thanks for the link love! I love the video; it's adorable. This is one of my favorite holidays-- I'm so glad you did a post on it!

MaryAnne K said...

That video is adorable, and I love the idea of a holiday celebrating brothers and sisters!

Thank you so much for guest posting for my Exploring Geography series - you post is fantastic!!!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks MaryAnne! I really feel like my daughter learns a little bit more when I can show her little clips about things we're learning about. It's really a sweet holiday and it makes me wish I had a brother.

alldonemonkey.com said...

How cool to have a holiday celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters! Thanks for posting on the Culture Swapper!

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