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Celebrations of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, the festival of brothers and sisters is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm and happiness. This festival has is own importance among people and they thereby celebrate this festival with full believes by following the traditions and customs associated with this festival.

The celebrations of Raksha Bandhan are almost same everywhere in India. To know the celebrations of Raksha bandhan, visit a market and you will feel the enjoyment. Markets are decorated a month before Raksha Bandhan. Several shops displaying various kinds of Rakhis can be seen along with the sweet shops that start preparing different kinds of sweets for this festival. Gift shops are also stuffed with several kinds of gifts along with special Rakhi cards and Rakhi threads.

To start with the celebrations sisters visit markets to buy beautiful rakhis for their brothers. Different kinds of rakhis are bought for brothers like chandan rakhis, designed rakhis, rakhi bracelets etc. sweet special rakhis with some animals or toys on them are also purchased by sisters for their small brothers.

After deciding for the rakhis new clothes are bought by sisters and brothers that they will wear on the Rakhi day. The real celebrations of this festival can be seen on the Rakhi Day when all the members of the family are well dressed and ready to perform the Raksha Bandhan Ceremony. Early in the morning houses are cleaned and everyone gets ready. Brothers sit with their heads covered with a clean and new handkerchief. Puja thali is prepared by the sister that contains the rakhi thread, rice, tikka and sweets. Sisters do the tikka that is putting a tilak on the forehead on their brothers. Rakhi thread is now tried on the right wrist of the brother. The entire celebration does not end when both of them serve sweets to each other. The sisters wait for their brothers to present them with a token of love that is either cash or a sweet gift.

The Rakhi celebrations now include having lunch with the entire family. Special food items and sweet dishes are made on this day, as family get together is also a special part of rakhi celebrations.

For all those who have their brothers and sisters settled at a distance can send rakhi threads, emails, cards etc to send their love across and celebrate this occasion of rakhi.

So start deciding for the rakhi celebrations and make this occasion a memorable one.

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