Location: Nottingham - Clifton (Milford)
18th August 2016

Raksha Bandan

Staff and children joined in the celebrations for Raksha Bandan.

We had lots of fun creating bracelets to give to out loved ones.

Raksha Bandhan festival is one of the most important festivals in India. Rakhi ceremony is celebrated in each year in the month of August which is the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar. This ceremony takes place on the full moon day of Shravan. For a major part of India, Raksha Bandhan festival is an effort to strengthen the bondage between siblings. On this propitious day, a sister ties the thread of Rakhi to her brother's wrist so that her brother can enjoy prosperity in life. On the other hand, the brother promises to protect his sister from all possible difficulties of life. Rakhi is an emblem of love and protection. The sacred thread of Rakhi acts to bond brothers and sisters and it intends to signify a harmonious relation between people.