Raksha Bandhan

6 July 2009

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Introduce the children to the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan (5 August 2009), which signifies the importance of love between brothers and sisters

Raksha Bandhan

Thread of love

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

During the festival of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a special, handmade thread called a ‘Rakhi’, which means the ‘Thread of love’ on the wrists of their brothers. The brother, in turn, makes a promise to protect his sister from all dangers. Help the children to make a Rakhi for a sibling, friend or relative by tying a selection of colourful threads together so it fits comfortably around a wrist like a bracelet. Suggest that they create a sparkling version of the ‘Rakhi’ by entwining colourful beads, sequins and other decorative gems into the threads.

Happy Rakhi

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

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  1. HARSHALI
    on 20 March 2011

    RAKSHA BANDHAN

    RAKSHA BANHAN IS THE FESTIVAL OF HINDUS