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Raksha Bandhan In U.K

Raksha Bandhan as a festival celebrates both brotherhood as well as love. Celebrated in the Shravana month according to the lunar calendar, Raksha Bandhan is an important Indian festival. This is the very reason why it is celebrated with so much joy around the world. One such place is U.K where the celebrations of rakhi again bring forward the true essence of this sweet festival.

Gone are the days when the festival of Raksha Bandhan was restricted just to India. As the Indians started shifting to the other parts of the world, they also took along their cultures and traditions with them. Thus many Indian festivals are celebrated in foreign countries also. Raksha bandhan in U. K. include the usual rakhi traditions and customs. The day begins with the sister performing aarti, tying rakhi on her brother's wrist and praying for his long life. The brother then gives the promise of always protecting the sister for her entire life.

There are some Indian markets in U.K that get decked up with different rakhi decorations much before the festival. One can find various types of Rakhi threads, exquisite rakhi gifts as well as rakhi puja thalis adorning the different shops in these markets. People start the shopping for Rakhi much before the festival so as to make the festival celebrations all the more special.

For those people who have their relatives residing in U.K, many online websites have come into existence. These websites provide great ways to the people to send rakhi gifts to their relatives in U.K. One can even get the flowers delivered to their brother's or sister's doorstep and that too within few hours. The payment mode on these websites is also easy, as one can always make the payments through credit cards and can be rest assured of the gift delivery.

Raksha Bandhan in Malaysia may not match up with the celebrations in India but then also the Indians living there try to make these celebrations special in their own way. There are many Indian organizations in Malaysia that organize special Rakhi celebrations for the Indians. Special arrangements are made to make these celebrations all the more exciting. In fact many Indians look forward to these Rakhi celebrations as it provides them the opportunity to meet other Indians living in Malaysia. Even the Indian markets in Malaysia get all decorated with different Rakhi threads, sweets and Rakhi decorations. Thus the celebrations of Rakhi in Malaysia comes as a golden chance for the Indians residing there to get close to their motherland and that too in a beautiful way.

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