Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the bond of siblinghood. This year it falls in August month. While the relentless lockdown has certainly made the festival a strictly indoor affair, the fun and fervour for Rakhi is still unfettered.
Sisters will continue to pray for the prosperity and protection of their brothers, while brothers will still continue to shower gifts and love upon their sisters.
The sibling tradition from a thousand years will still go on the same, except with a fresh twist of ideas and newer ways to celebrate. Coz, more than ever, we all need the best wishes of good health, love, prosperity & protection to fight back the global Covid-19 pandemic.
So, let’s take a look at this new wave of Rakhi celebrations:
Video Call Wali Rakhi
Just like the thread of rakhi brings together a brother and sister into a forever bond of love & protection, only one face-to-face video call is enough to grow closer to your beloved sibling.
Sharing the memories & countless giggles, doing the virtual rituals & spending your time together; there will be no distance or any lockdown on having the quality time of your life with your dearest partner-in-crime.
Video Message Ka Bandhan
Planning a grand surprise party may not be on your wishlist to make this Raksha Bandhan special for your adorable brother/sister. But sharing a sweet video message is definitely on the cards.
With a bunch of old picture memories, heartfelt words, and some cutesy music; a video message is one of the most creative ways to put all your feelings across to your first friend in life.
Rakhi Gifts Ghar Baithe-baithe
The best part of Raksha Bandhan was to find the most amazing gift for your sibling from a thousand gifts and hundreds of markets. Well, nothing has changed! In fact, your favorite online gift store has the most fantastic collection of brother-sister gifts that will surely blow their minds.
And what more, you can customize the presents with photos & messages and turn them into a special personal surprise that comes with a pack of roli, chawal for the perfect celebration. All that from the comfort of your home!
Yeh Rakhi Health Wali
We all understand the boon of good health in these current times. Well, the thread of rakhi surely brings in the kiss of good health this year with a range of wellness hampers.
From an amazing assortment of healthy goodies, dry fruits, sugar-free sweets to bringing in the essentials of the #NewNormal, i.e., sanitizers, infra-red thermometers, masks & gloves; Rakhi this year is the ultimate promise of protection for your siblings.
Every year you would spend hours in the market choosing the best Rakhi for your brother. This year, your struggles will evade instantly in the massive virtual Rakhi bazaar.
Pick from a thousand of trendy designs and themes for rakhi with the option of making it a special memory through add-on photos and messages. The cool quotes rakhis, the board game fever rakhis, and elegant designer rakhis are the new rage among the sister clan.
Parivaar Sang Raksha Bandhan
This year Rakhi will be special because you will have the whole family around you to celebrate with. From preparing ghar-ki-special delicacies to planning a small family get-together with loads of games and homemade sweets, the joy of Rakhi will be doubled with this ‘more the merrier’ theme. Also, while your siblings stay at home together, there would be so much to discuss, debate and discover.
Rakhi Ka DIY Mantra
While the lockdown makes you stay indoors, this Rakhi is surely dominated by the theme called Do It Yourself. From making adorable rakhis using regular craft supplies to cooking a special treat of delicacies and sweets, Raksha Bandhan this year is the most amazing chance for you to let your brother/sister know that you did it ‘all by yourself’ to give them the most amazing surprise ever.
With so much to do, just don’t stall your plans from having a blast this Raksha Bandhan. We hope you join the bandwagon of this new wave of Rakhi and shower your siblings with love, care, affections and loads of blessings. HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN!
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