5 things you can do differently this Raksha Bandhan to make it special
Every year in the month of August, the festival of Raksha Bandhan comes along, reminding brothers and sisters of the special relationship they share. It is a festival to pray for the well-being and happiness for each other and to celebrate the bond of siblings.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, brothers and sisters exchange gifts, meet, and, most importantly, ties the sacred thread called Rakhi in each other's hand. The custom of tying the Rakhi has been in tradition for more than 400 years in India. However, if you are bored with the same old monotonous Raksha Bandhan every year, you have come to the right place.
If you are looking for ideas to make Raksha Bandhan extra special this year, these sweet and simple tips might help you make it a memorable one:
Gift something handmade
It is very easy to buy something for our loved ones, but rather than picking a gift off the shelf, a personalized handmade gift is always treasured more. A handmade gift is a reflection of your effort, care, and love poured into it. It is a symbol of affection. Handmade gifts leave a lasting impression, and it is because of this reason, they are always a class apart.
Take a walk down the memory lane.
This Rakhi do something different by reliving certain family rituals that you did as siblings. It could be anything – Friday night dinner, a weekend trip to the place you and your siblings often visited as children, late-night eating spree. Bring back some of your favorite hobbies together, and relive your childhood this Raksha Bandhan.
Have a cook-off
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, but it is incomplete without food. On the occasion of Rakhi, various sweets, chocolates, and desserts are shared amongst each other. Instead of buying your favorite sweets and desserts, have a cook-off with your siblings. The entire process will not only be fun, but at the end of the day, you will get to eat your favorite sweets as well.
As siblings, we all have had our own quirky games that we played with each other. Try out some of the games you played in your childhood. If you are a fully grown adult, then, in that case, try downloading some fun co-op online games and play with your siblings.
Make a virtual toast online.
This one is strictly for the siblings far apart from one another or the ones who cannot meet due to Coronavirus lockdown. This Raksha Bandhan take some time apart from your busy life, buy a drink, and connect with your siblings online. Raise a toast virtually!