Celebration of Raksha Bandhan full of traditions, myths and historic legends, that are linked to the festival. Traditional ceremony is performed by sister. She ties a Rakhi (the ceremonial colorful woven thread) on her brother's wrist, then prays for his well-being and health. After that she feeds his brother with sweets, dry fruits or seasonal delicacies. In return she gets a present from her brother (this may be a greeting card, clothes, money and even something thoughtful) and promises her to protect her and take care of her. He may also feed his sister with sweets and fruit.
Celebration of Raksha Bandhan in Nepal is called Rakhi Purnima, but it has some differences from Indian celebration. The senior family members and relatives tie Rakhi on the wrists of all members of the family. Then the family enjoys a special dish called Kwati, that is a soup of sprouts of seven different grains.Remind me with Google Calendar
- Public Holidays, Religious Holidays
- Nepal, India
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