We know the tradition of Rakhi very well. Brothers vow to protect their sisters and sisters tie the Rakhi to seal the deal. It's a very auspicious event in our culture. Rakhi is a festival that symbolises the love, emotional bonding, caring and sharing between brothers and sisters.
We are going to help you make Rakhi a more exciting day with a bunch of different ways to spend the day with your sibling.
1. Brunch/Lunch At Your Sibling’s Favourite Restaurant:
Why not treat you sibling to a wonderful lunch? Some brother - sister bonding over great food rarely goes wrong! Keep aside those differences you might have and catch up on each other’s lives. If you have younger kids, get them a separate table where they will learn to cherish one another.
2. Outdoor Activity:
Outdoor activities are great for bonding. Go out and find a place for rock climbing, pack a picnic basket along with a frisbee or a football- activities related to sports always build a relationship as there is a lot of teamwork and coordination involved.
3. Creative Workshops:
Enroll yourself and your sibling in a day-long art/photography/music workshop. This kind of an adventure will help you learn something new and help you learn more about your sibling's likes, dislikes, and skills.
4. Involve The Parents:
Make teams with you and your sibling on one team and the parents on the other. Play board games, hide and seek, catch me if you can and watch how acting like a kid again can build the relationship between you and your sibling!
All these activities are good for both younger and older kids. All you have to do is think out of the box this Rakhi and make this year more memorable!
Here's a small story of truth about Rakhi.
According to Hindu scripture Bhavishya Purana, in the war between Gods and demons, Indra - the deity of sky, rains, and thunderbolts - was disgraced by the powerful demon King Bali. Indra’s wife Sachi consulted Vishnu, who gave her a bracelet made of cotton thread, calling it holy. Sachi tied the holy thread around Indra wrist, blessed with her prayers for his well-being and success. Indra successfully defeated the evil and recovered Amaravati. This story inspired the protective power of holy thread. The story also suggests that the Raksha Bandhan thread in ancient India were amulets, used by women as prayers and to guard men going to war and that these threads were not limited to sister-brother like relationships.