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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Raksha Bandhan Always Makes Me Wish I Were Home

My timing is good, actually. I'm going to be driving the eight hours to my parents' house this weekend. Each year when Raksha Bandhan comes along, I start thinking about my brother and wishing I had more contact with him.

Though I will be seeing him this weekend, I know that he'd just roll his eyes and refuse to let me if I tried to tie a string on his wrist! :)

"Raksha Bandhan is a regional celebration to celebrate the sacred relation between brothers and sisters. Primarily, this festival belongs to north and western region of India but soon the world has started celebrating this festival with the same verse and spirit. Rakhi has become an integral part of those customs."

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1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about mine this time of year!

    Last year I tried to wish him well for the occasion and gave up after he changed the subject abruptly. Oh, well! I give the rakhi to a friend who is as much like a brother as my actual brother, and he is always very appreciative!