Raksha Bandhan is a holiday that is highly celebrated in India and in some parts of Pakistan. During this holiday there are festivals throughout India celebrating friendliness, togetherness, and love. This holiday rejoices in the love, bond, and protection that brothers and sisters have. The meaning of Raksha Bandhan is known as “Bond of Protection” because brothers are thought of being the protectors of their sisters. The holiday is always celebrated in August.
During the festivals there is dancing, singing, games, and people coming together for a good cause. Women prepare Rakhi pooja thali, which is made from sweets, diya, roli, chawal, and rakhi thread. After making the gift, the females give it to their in exchange for them to promise to take care of them. The gift represents the sister’s love that they have for their brother and reminds the brother to take care of them. Raksha Bandhan is a great holiday to help unite families and build relationships between them.