Raksha Bandhan is a festival of siblings. The Hindu festival which has origins in India is celebrated by Hindus from all over the world.
However so much has changed around the world in the last few years that we really need to think of innovative ways how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan this year make it as lively as it is meant to be.
With the changing times, the way this festival is celebrated had also undergone many tweaks.
In some cases, the brothers (or the sisters) have moved to a different city or a different country in search of jobs, better education, or marriage. Some are stuck due to lockdown, and some are just following the protocols of social distancing.
This is why the festival that celebrates the eternal bond between a brother and sister is filled with concerns related to the health and safety of each other.
Although the traditional way of celebration may not be possible for some of us, that doesn’t change the essence of the festival even a bit. Thanks to the ever-advancing technology, you can express your love for your brother and sister in the most innovative ways.
How to celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
Here we have figured out 6 innovative ways how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan this year. Check them out!
1. Celebrate Raksha Bandhan online with a Video Call | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
No matter where your siblings are, you can connect with them over a video call. Invite all cousins for a call and have a fun time with each other.
The best way to do this is to create a zoom invite or a google hangout where all the cousins are added and invited for a call which can be scheduled at a time that is most comfortable to everyone from different time zones.
Once connected, you can perform the rituals virtually. Although it might not be performed in the real form, but as you connect on a video call, you can shower your blessings and give your good wishes.
2. Surprise and send online gifts for brothers and sisters | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
Even if you can’t shop outside, online shopping sites can make your work easy. Shop for the best gifts for sisters on Raksha Bandhan and you can find a perfect gift for your sister. You can pick one from the plenty of options available based on your budget and preferences.
Likewise, sisters can also buy rakhi online for their brothers and send them to their doorsteps. For some, it might be convenient to shop the complete puja thali with rakhi and roli.
In addition to this, you can also send flowers online and have them delivered to your sister’s place. It’s always a good idea to add a note in it expressing your love for your sister and how much you are missing her during this time.
3. Complete Rakhi celebration with homemade sweets | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
No festival is complete without tasty and mouthwatering sweets and rakhi couldn’t be any different.
As people are getting more health-conscious and avoiding outside food, it’s best to prepare homemade sweets for your siblings. You can easily make besan ladoos at home or try other quick and healthy homemade rice pedas.
Both these recipes are so easy, and you can easily make tasty sweets like a pro. The best part is that they are healthy alternatives that have absolutely no adulteration and are equally delicious.
4. Decorate your house for the festival | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
When it’s festival time, the home decoration should not miss out on the fun and excitement. To bring the festival look, decorate your house and prepare it for the occasion.
Add some bright and colorful cushions, change the curtains, bed linen, rugs, etc. Trust me, a little change in the lightning, and other decoration here and there goes a long way to give your home the much-needed festival look.
Decorating the house is a nice way to get the festival vibes by breaking the monotony and the dull feeling of staying at home.
5. Dress up for traditional vibes | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
So now that you have made your house festival-ready, next is your turn.
Celebrating the festival while staying home should not necessarily feel boring and unexciting. Dress up well for the occasion to get the traditional festival vibes.
And besides that, you also need to look fine on the video call too. Remember? 🙂
6. Express your love by sharing heart-warming collage and social media posts | How To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan This Year
Let’s admit, we can’t live without expressing ourselves on social media.
So this time, as your brother or sister is away in a different state or country, let social media come to the rescue.
Tag your brother or sister and send your best wishes. You can create an ecard or create posts with lovely rakhi messages.
One innovative thing to try this time is picking photos from your childhood photo albums and creating a lovely photo collage that you can share online.
You can select images of all the special moments that were captured while you were growing up together. There are multiple tools available online these days that can help you to make collage and custom albums.
A few words from CityMom
The world may have changed but our core values are intact. We may be living miles away and separated by distance, but nothing can deter our love for our siblings.
Also, from the Hindu mythology, we learn that the same values were portrayed in Mahabharata too when Lord Krishna was separated by distance from his dear sister Draupadi (daughter of Kind Drupada). The sibling bond was so strong that he extended his support while staying far away from her.
So, this time, whether you are staying home due to the concerns related to the health of everyone or you simply have your siblings separated by physical distance, please don’t let it bring down the spirits of the festival.
Surely, by now you would have learned some innovative ways about how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan this year. So let us pledge to keep the spirits high and celebrate this eternal bond between brother and sister in the most innovative, safe, and exciting way.