India Q&A: ‘How has the Brother-Sister festival of Raksha Bandan changed in the last one decade?’

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
August 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Indians celebrated the brother-sister festival of Raksha Bandan on 21 August around the world. On the day of the festival, sisters tie a thread called Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and brothers offer gifts to the sisters. The festival is a symbolic of the Indian tradition which asks brothers to protect their sisters from any kind of evil and harm. The day is marked by family get-togethers, festivity and kite flying. While Indian brothers and sisters across all age groups celebrated Raksha Bandan, Epoch Times’ India reporters talked to few of them from Pathankot to Bangalore:

‘How has the Brother-Sister festival of Raksha Bandan changed in the last one decade?’

Look for the India Q&A column every week. Epoch Times India reporters interview people around the country to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s India question, “Are you concerned by the repeated intrusion of Indian territory by Chinese soldiers?”

 

Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff