festivals like Rakhi symbolises the value of relations & emotions
We Indian will celebrate Rakhi on5th Aug’09. The festival traditionally for Brothers and Sisters is basically a vow to be together in all deeds and done.
The thread is symbolic for this festival. Sisters tie this thread to their bro who in turn takes oath to defend her. In olden times wives used to tie it to their husbands who went on a war. The thread symbolises that your loved ones are with you…always.
A brother is a friend given by Nature.
A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.
All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.
And here-in lies the beauty of India. Festivals like rakhi-bonds siblings, festivals like Diwali bond families, and festivals like Holi bond friends. Even western sponsored ‘marketing-festivals’ like Valentine’s day, friendship day did not dampen the spirit of Indianness. What a fun we have mummy day, papa day, girlfriend day, chocolate day, kiss day, slap day. Oyii….off the record I want to give Archies idea to start celebrating an EMA Day (extra Marital Affair Day)…and rakhi is soon after ‘rakhi ka swayamvar’ culminated to its grand finale and Rakhi Sawant sel;ected an NRI as her dream mannnn..
Warning for all: All the bachelors, whether eligible or not, and all man beware while moving out till Rakhi festival, as there are chances that u get into ‘sister-trap’…happy Raksha bandhan to all the sisters…