Tomorrow is the festival of Rakhi , the festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and a sister. Everyone seems to be busy sending Rakhi and gifts to their brothers and sisters.
This festival wasn’t a big deal when we were young , when all of us used to stay with our parents. It was just a day when we used to tie Rakhi on our brothers ( 4 in total , cousins included) hands and get some gifts in return.
But now , when everyone is busy with their lives , living in different cities, the festival of Rakhi has acquired a different dimension altogether. On Rakhi , suddenly all my sisters , brothers and cousins , will call up . Some will even make an effort to visit.
And the festival becomes one huge trip down the memory lane , everyone remembering the days we all used to stay together.
And now it’s not even us , who are in the limelight. It’s the next generation! Trying to explain my 4 year old , about Rakhi , was the biggest task for me . And after a whole lot of explaining , he says ,” Oh , I got it . Its friendship Day for boys !”
I’ll be leaving it at this point this year . May be he will udnderstand as he grows up.
Now, if there is a festival , there have to be sweets associated with it. This year thought of making something that kids would love . They do like the usual laddo , barfi and gulab jamun. But I thought of making some chocolate and dry fruit fudge this time. Made some laddo too , for myself . But that would be a different post altogether.
What all did you guys make for the festival of Rakhi? What do your kids love? Do keep writing in . Love to hear and learn from all my readers !
Happy Rakshabandhan everyone !