Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Festival of Rakhi

August 24th was the Indian festival of Rakhi. It celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. Traditionally, the sister ties a bracelet, a holy thread called a rakhi, around her brother's wrist and he gives her sweets and promises to look after her. The boys and I were invited to a friend's house for a Rakhi celebration for Dorian's friends and their siblings. Our hostess had bracelets and chocolates for all the children and each pair of siblings exchanged these gifts--regardless of whether they were bothers or sisters or both. It was very sweet.

Dorian makes a funny face here, but really liked Arthur giving him a bracelet:

Arthur would barely stand still long enough for me to put on his bracelet:

He was more into the chocolates:

Read more about Rakhi at

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