Every festival and its ceremonies are closely knit to the culture and lifestyle of any nation. And if any festival is celebrated in India, one witnesses myriad different colours and manners the festival is celebrated. Such a large & complex texture our country boasts that foreigners raise their eyebrows over how different people and culture mingle with each other to create this giant nation. Moreover, every joyous occasion has interesting history: why, where, who, what and how...!
Celebration of festivals shows culture and tradition of our country. Rituals and ceremonies performed by Indians tell the world about who we were yesterday and who we are today. But for the last few years, erosion of local values is one of the dire consequences India has seen post globalization; values in terms of culture & tradition. People have started shedding their local skin and they are neurotic about using foreign maal. And the result is that now we are closing eyes to our own rich cultural heritage. For e.g., kids are asking questions like when is Rakhi 2013? It is surprising that they have little knowledge about our national festivals like Raksha Bandhan.
Our bed-time stories told by grand moms are now replaced by late night TV shows and therefore, we have long forgotten what are Rakhi legends/history behind this colourful festival. While you are here, the site will give you all necessary details and information regarding Rakhi 2013 and how this festival is celebrated in India.
If Diwali is considered as the biggest festival in India, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is no less than a phenomenon. Every year, Indians celebrate Rakhi with joy and enthusiasm; this year, Rakhi 2013 brings equal or more cheer and fun for Indians across the globe. However, for those who are living abroad and not have Indian calendar in their homes, Rakhi 2013 is on August 21, 2013. Now don't ask your Indian relatives when is Rakhi 2013?
Moreover, if you are away from India and want to send Rakhi gifts to your sister or brother, here is a huge collection of gifts that you can share with your siblings. Rakhi festival celebrates the holy bond between brothers and sisters; for centuries, the festival has been celebrated in India and other countries, where Indians live in large numbers. And till the date, Rakhi has held as much importance as other festivals like Diwali and Holi in India.
Your Rakhi calendar shows 21st August as the day to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. This year, if any sister is living in a country far away from India, she can send Rakhi to India through Infibeam - one of the largest online shopping portals in India. Also check out our Rakhi gifts store, where you can find gifts aplenty; Rakhi return gifts - another exciting gift store from where brothers and sisters can send return gifts to each other.
Now start shopping your rakhi and rakhi gifts; our dedicated logistics services ensure that your Rakhi to India is delivered to your brothers in time. To every Indian, we wish Happy Raksha Bandhan!