Known by different names like Nariyal Poornima and Kajari Poornima, but widely known as Raksha Bandhan, this beloved festival celebrates the unique bond between a brother and sister. Sisters tie a scared thread called “rakhi” on their brothers’ wrists, as a symbol of their love and to bring good luck.
When: August 15, 2019
What’s Special: The act of tying “rakhi” is considered as the sister’s way of thanking her brother for always protecting her. As such, sisters often travel to their brothers’ homes to celebrate the day, and for many, it is an auspicious and much-anticipated day to meet their families.