Rakhi Festival in India

A beautiful festival to celebrate the beautiful relationship that a brother and sister share: that is Rakhi. Feasting, merry making, gifting are the highlights of the day, together with the inherent religious elements.

The celebration starts with prayers, applying Vermillion marks on the brother's forehead, the tying of the Rakhi by the sister. The brother in turn promises protection for his sister and presents a gift to his lovely sister.

Bhaubeej: Popular in Mahrashtra and Goa. On Bhaubeej, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Teeka ceremony. Brothers give their sisters gifts.