Hindu Festival Celebrates Brother-Sister Relationship

August 18, 2002

Source: Newsday

On August 18, 2002 Newsday reported on "the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan... The holiday commemorates the enduring relationship between brother and sister, and the sister's gift of the rakhi [a wristband] is her way of honoring her brother's role as her lifelong protector... [The brother], in turn, presents his sister with a gift of jewelry, or clothing, to honor her."