Raksha Bandhan – 22 August 2021
Raksha Bandhan(the bond of protection in Hindi) is a Hindu festival which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. It is celebrating on the full moon of the month of Shravana, and in 2021, it falls on August 22nd.
This is a special festival which is celebrated in India and countries like Nepal to symbolize the love between a brother and a sister. The word "Raksha" stands for the protection and "Bandhan" signifies the verb to tie.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed as a symbol of duty between brothers and sisters. On this day, a sister ties a rakhi around the wrist of her brother in order to pray for his prosperity, health and well-being. The brother in return offers a gifts and promises to protect his sister from any harm and under every circumstance.