Thursday, August 11, 2011

Raksha Bandhan!

This Raksha Bhandan is my very first that I will celebrate as a mom of a pair of siblings! I'm so very excited. Kartik and Ishaan have gotten a gift for Amaani; and Amaani and I will make a Rakhi and sweets for Ishaan. I'm very, very excited, and will definitely be posting pictures on Saturday. 

If you are reading this and don't know what Raksha Bandhan/Rakhi is, Sesame Street did a very informative episode earlier this year.

I didn't grow up in an extremely religious family and we didn't celebrate many religious festivals. But out of the ones we did celebrate, my absolute favorite is Raksha Bandhan. I have so many fond memories of getting together with my extended family to celebrate at my grandfather's house as a child.

I normally celebrate Raksha Bandhan by tying a Rakhi on 4 of my cousins (pictured HERE) and, of course, Ronak. In fact, I have absolutely no memories of Raksha Bandhan without them. We have me for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sometimes months before the actually date of rakhi, sometimes over with a full course meal, or sometimes with just taco bell, so we could complete the ceremony together.

This is also the first Raksha Bandhan that I will mail a Rakhi, instead of tying it on in person. I missed doing it earlier this summer, and now I don't know when I'll see Chirag again. I'm a little sad, but I hope Chirag knows that I'll be thinking of him on Saturday.

Leave a comment and let us know what you are doing to celebrate!

1 comment:

  1. I'm still wearing mine, they haven't fallen off! Thanks for protecting me or for me to protect you...? (I'll let you and KP fight that one out)


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