Raksha Bandhan is ready to knock on our doors as the Shravan month approaches. A Hindu-rooted festival, Rakhi Poornima or Raksha Bandhan, falls on the full moon day of Shravan, also known as the August month of the year. Originating in the ancient Hindu era, the festival of Rakhi is now widely celebrated across India and some other parts of the world. The auspicious festival brings joy to the hearts of siblings as it marks the purest bond between a brother and sister.
The festival commences with the sister tying a knot of love in the form of a Rakhi thread on her brother’s wrist and praying for his well-being. In return, the brother swears to protect his sister in all the phases of life, and that is why the festival is known as Raksha Bandhan, where Raksha is protection, and Bandhan is a bond; hence, a bond of protection between a brother and sister. The brother also gets some quirky and thoughtful Rakhi gifts for sister on this occasion.
The entire day of Raksha Bandhan requires a complete celebration throughout the day. Well, do not worry, as we have come up with full-fledged ideas for celebrating the festival with your siblings while spending quality time. Scroll down below to find out the tips and ideas for what you can do on Raksha Bandhan to make it memorable.
Get Set Go With Rituals!
First and foremost, every Raksha Bandhan celebration commences with traditional rituals that have been there through generations. Sisters and brothers dress up nicely; sisters prepare a whole Rakhi Thali, and then the ceremonies begin. The Sisters tie a decorated and embellished thread of Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and, in return, receive a thoughtful gift and promise from their brothers. To make it unforgettable, you can always click some funny and random pictures and save them for eternity.
A Picnic is a Nice Idea!
Did you know that picnics are back in trend? An impromptu picnic becomes a perfect and much-needed thing on any special occasion or random day. A quality picnic with siblings and other family members at a serene place is definitely a new trend in the world of exotic pub nights and loud events. You can have a lovely day out with your family in a park, nursery, lake-side, beach, etc., to enjoy the day chitchatting, playing various games, and eating lots of delicious home-cooked meals. Spending quality time with family is considered therapeutic as it gets difficult to spend this much time with the closest people in our hectic daily life.
Movie Time is Considerable!
Some people do not go to picnics for two main reasons. Firstly, they do not love Picnics, and secondly, the weather conditions are not favourable for them. Do not worry, because you can always plan a movie day out with your family. Sitting in comfortable indoor settings, watching your favourite actors’ commendable performances, munchkin popcorn and sipping a cold drink is as perfect as a picnic. Search for an excellent movie that you can watch with your family and enjoy some cherishable moments of bliss. Studies show that watching a movie once in a while is considered healthy for our minds as it helps us laugh and forget the stressful daily work.
A Dinner After is a Must!
After watching a great movie, you can go to a lovely, cozy family restaurant to enjoy a lavish dinner with your dearest people. A dinner party with your favourite people means a great deal as we generally do not get time to eat out and spend with our family. Occasionally going out lets our minds take a break from the mundane, stressful work life. This Raksha Bandhan, plan a perfect dinner in a cozy restaurant with your family and enjoy a perfect evening with tons of cherishable memories and gleeful moments.
Game Night at Home!
If you are a person who does not like to go out much, you can always plan a perfect game day or night with your family. There is a boatload of games you can play with your cousins and elders, such as UNO or any other card game, Monopoly, Dumb-Charades, Pictionary, Carrom, Pass-the-parcel, and much more. These games may sound childlike, but a fun family gathering is incomplete without any of these enjoyable games.
This Raksha Bandhan, plan a perfect day with your siblings, cousins, and other family members and enjoy the day with your beloved people.