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How to Make Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) More Special – Celebration Ideas

Have you ever thought how to make Rakhi more special. This post includes some best Raksha bandhan celebration ideas that you can try this year.

How a  Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is Celebrated Normally

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is an occasion that celebrates the everlasting bond among brother and sister. In India Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated with immense pleasure and interest. On this festival a sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s hand and wish for his long life and bright future. Brother gives his sister some return gifts as gesture of affection.

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Tips to Make Raksha Bandhan/ Rakhi Special

Celebration Ideas to Make Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi More Special

Breaking the stereotyped custom of having sweets and lunch together, celebrate this amazing festival in an exceptional way and make it a memorable one. Here are few awesome tips that will make this day even more special:

Handmade Rakhi

For this festival almost all sisters are busy in selecting best and unique rakhi for their brothers. Different varieties of Rakhi are available in both shops or online too, you can purchase Rakhi from either. But think once how it will be if it is made by you. Your brother would definitely love a Rakhi made by you, which will give additional essence of love for him.

Handmade Rakhi
Handmade Rakhi

Rakhi can be made with multicolored silk thread or any ordinary cotton thread(especially red and yellow). The thread can be decorated with sequins, beads, pearls and glitters.

Decorate Thali for Rakhi

For every Hindu festival a Pooja Thali is always needed to perform the ritual. Likewise, on Raksha Bandhan, Thali for Rakhi is equally important. The Thali for Raksha Bandhan looks more beautiful if it is decorated and arranged well with things like roli, Chandan, Akshat, flowers, Diya, Rakhi and sweets as well.

Thali for Raksha Bandhan
Thali for Raksha Bandhan

This time, decorate your thali all by yourself at home. Wrap the thali with a velvet paper, then put a swastika sign in the mid of the Thali. The edge of Thali can be decorated using the beads and sequins and then all the essentials can be arranged nicely in it.

Picture and Personalized Video Collection

Brother Sister Collage
Brother Sister Collage

A random collection of pictures or some videos of all the foolish and enjoyable things that you shared together in childhood is a best way to add some flavor into your Raksha Bandhan this year. Take the print of the old pictures along with the recent ones. Now club it together and arrange the pictures in such a way that narrates your childhood journey together as brother and sister,  friends and sometimes rivals too.

You can also paste the pictures on a hardboard or cardboard. Decorate it more with funny stickers or some pen art and then laminate it to avoid damage.

Go for Outing or Watch Movies Together

Brother Sister Outing
Brother Sister Outing

The Raksha Bandhan festival is meant for the bond between brothers and sisters. And what could be a better way to celebrate this festival than spending time together. Go to some fun destination like a an amusement park or water park nearby or watch some great Bollywood brother-sister theme centered movies. This way you will get a chance again to create moments of complete joy just like old times.

Play Games Together

Brother Sister Playing
Brother Sister Playing

Playing games together is one of the ways to recreate childhood memories. Fighting over video games or plotting over chess. Even playing some simple games like Ludo, Scrabble or Chinese Checkers is also fine as long as you are doing it together. Or else keep a penalty like looser should treat the other for movie, lunch, shopping etc. These games will certainly lift your mood on Raksha Bandhan.

Prepare food for Each Other/ Together

Brother Sister Cooking Together
Brother Sister Cooking Together

This plan does not require much time investment but is great fun. However, this idea will work only if both brother and sister have some basic knowledge about cooking. Prepare something for each other’s choice. This is one of the best way to express love for each other. For more fun you can even bake a cake and cut it together.

Have a Surprise Visit

Nowadays people work or live away from their siblings and are unable to celebrate the festival together. For that reason many of us usually send Rakhi and gifts as well. But it will be  more than anything else if our sibilings visit us.

Surprise Visit
Surprise Visit

Rakhi is a special celebration for both the siblings but you can make it even more special by visiting each other (if possible) so that you and your siblings can have some fun time together.

Suggested Reads:
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