Rakhi Celebrations Abroad: The Traditional Ways to Celebrate Rakhi

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From the PM Modi to the BSF personnel from the British Armed Forces, as well as Hindus and Muslims from Pakistan, so many people celebrate Raksha Bnadhan every year, with great zeal and enthusiasm. 

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrated in India, and by most Indians around the world. It is one of the most prominent festivals in India which takes place on the 3rd August – which is arriving soon!

The customs and traditions of Rakshabandhan are more or less the same all over the world but only the style of celebration differs. Raksha Bandhan is considered an important Hindu festival and thus Hindus living in any part of the world don’t forget to celebrate the festival with the same zeal. Although the true essence of Rakhi festival can be seen in India, nowadays Indians living in different parts of the world also try to celebrate this festival with great joy and gaiety. 

Rakhi is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravana, also known as (Shravana Poornima). The festival is also known as Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi Purnima and Kajari Purnima in different states.

Let’s take a look at how the festival of rakhi is celebrated all over the world. 

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Rakhi Celebrations in Europe

Europe is a huge continent unique it’s in values and offerings. The continent of Europe is home to a large variety of people from an array of ethnicities, and a large proportion of them are from South Asia, including India.

Indians living there are constantly reminded of the various festivals celebrated with their motherland and their families. Rakhi is also celebrated with great enthusiasm in various countries of Europe. On this occasion, people from different parts of the city come together in a commonplace dressed in kurta pajamas and girls in traditional wear. As many people who live alone in these foreign states have developed brotherhood among themselves. The sisters apply tilak and tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers and also those whom they consider to be their brothers.

Rakhi Celebration in USA

We all know that a large part of the Indian population is a part of America, which is considered to be the center of great employment opportunities and educational centers. All Indians living in different parts of America take this as an opportunity to strengthen the bond between their fellow Indians so that they stay connected to their roots and feel connected to their homeland.

In the US, the festival is celebrated in a similar way and the day begins with Rakhi Puja. The sisters tie a rakhi on their brother’s wrist and apply a tilak on the forehead or the one they considered to be their brothers.  Sweets and Rakhi gifts are also special joys of Raksha Bandhan festival. While the sisters pray for the long life of their brothers, the brothers present their sisters with Rakhi gifts and vow to protect them.

Raksha Bandhan in UK

Rakhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in various parts of the United Kingdom, especially by the Indian population residing there. People of different religions in the UK are known to celebrate too, and can come together to celebrate the auspicious festival.

Many people who live alone tie Rakhi to their friends so that they do not feel alone. Many girls tie rakhi to boys who are not their real brothers, but their ‘rakhi’ brothers. Gift sharing is an integral part of this auspicious festival, which makes it a real special occasion. If your brother resides in UK and you miss being with him on his special day then you can send rakhi to UK without any hassle. So, surprise your siblings living in UK by sending rakhi and rakhi gifts. Just visit any online Rakhi portal and place your order for Rakhi delivery in UK.

Rakhi Celebration in Australia

Although the celebration of Rakhi in Australia is not as grand as in India due to smaller population, it is unique in its own way. Most Indian organizations organize a Rakhi ceremony where Indian families in Australia come together to celebrate the occasion and win in a fun way. 

Now you can easily celebrate festivals around the world despite the cultural and geographical barriers. Also, now with the advent of online shopping you can send Rakhi Online Worldwide to India, USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc. with just one click and celebrate the festival with your loved ones, wherever they are in the world. 

Rakhi Shubh Muhurat Time For Raksha Bandhan 2020

1. Auspicious Time To Tie Rakhi:

09:28 A.M to 09:17 P.M (11 hours 49 minutes)

2. Rakhi Purnima Tithi Begins:

09:28 P.M on 2, August, 2020

3. Rakhi Purnima 2020 Tithi Ends:

09:28 P.M on August 3, 2020

4. Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat 2020:

01:47 P.M to 04:29 P.M

No matter which part of the world you reside in, always remember your cultural values and morals. Wishing you all a Happy Raksha Bandhan!

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