Raksha Bandhan is on 7th August 2017

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a traditional festival that is celebrated by Indians worldwide.
It is celebrated in August on Shravan Purnima day, every year.
Rakhi, Golden Thread

Families come together on this special day of Raksha Bandhan as brothers and sisters reaffirm their relationship. The sister ties a thread or decorated band around her brother's wrist. This is accompanied by rituals, an exchange of gifts and the reaffirmation of a pledge by brothers, to protect their sisters at all times.

A simple red thread or a colourfully decorated rakhi, on a man's wrist on the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan can mean only one thing - that he has a sister who loves and cares for him and that he in turn has promised to protect her.

The Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated every year on the auspicious day of Shravan Purnima, in the month of August. The rakhi that a sister ties around her brother's wrist is a symbol of their sibling relationship and affection for one another. This special relationship is celebrated with festivities, beautiful rakhis and an exchange of gifts, but the best gift of all, is the love that brothers and sisters share everyday, and specially on the festival of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan).