Raksha Bandhan 2020

When is Raksha Bandhan 2020

Raksha Bandhan 2020

Monday, August 03, 2020

When is Raksha Bandhan 2021

Raksha Bandhan 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Why we celebrate Raksha Bandhan?

The name of the holiday comes from two words: Raksha means “protection”, and bandhan means “to bind”. In Indian history, shakhi were used to fortify kingdoms and create alliances. One of the oldest stories associated with Rakhis was when Alexander the Great launched an invasion of the Indian subcontinent in 326 BC. They say that when they met with the powerful king Porus, Alexander’s wife went to Porus and tied Rakhi’s hand to him to ensure the safety of her husband.

What Do People Do?

Raksha Bandhan is a celebration dedicated to brothers and sisters. Since the concept of love and duty between sisters and brothers is universal, therefore Raksha Bandhan is popular among many cultures of India and not only. Brothers and sister gather this day at the same table. A sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s right wrist, which symbolizes their emotional connection. Raksha Bandhan also celebrate friends. Rakhi itself is a silk dressing with gold and silver threads, decorated with sequins and semiprecious stones.

How to Celebrate?

Raksha Bandhan is an ancient Hindu festival, also called Rakhi Purnima. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month Shravana. Raksha Bandhan is a public holiday in the following regions: Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh.

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List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Monday 03 August 2020 Raksha Bandhan
Saturday 21 August 2021 Raksha Bandhan
Thursday 11 August 2022 Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday 30 August 2023 Raksha Bandhan
Monday 19 August 2024 Raksha Bandhan
Friday 08 August 2025 Raksha Bandhan
Thursday 27 August 2026 Raksha Bandhan
Monday 16 August 2027 Raksha Bandhan
Friday 04 August 2028 Raksha Bandhan
Thursday 23 August 2029 Raksha Bandhan
Monday 12 August 2030 Raksha Bandhan

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