Raksha Bandhan, a celebration of the amazing and heart bond between brothers and sisters, is just about to knock on the gate. It’s that day of the year when sisters tie a special sacred thread, known as “Rakhi,” on their brothers’ wrists, symbolising care, protection, and a promise to stand by each other through all the thicks and thins.
The world today surely runs through trends a lot making an impact even for the shortest time. From challenges to designs and the ways of doing or celebrating something, trends also give a new element.
As you are excited and gearing up for Raksha Bandhan 2023, let’s take you on a delightful journey into the trends that have the potential to be a part of the celebrations and lead to create memories that live forever.
Personalised Rakhis with a Touch of Creativity
This year, it’s all about personalization! Sisters are increasingly opting for creatively designed Rakhis that are tailored to suit their brothers’ tastes and interests. The variety is limitless, from sport-themed Rakhis to superhero-themed ones for the comic book lover. Adding a heartfelt touch to the Rakhi by incorporating the brother’s name or a meaningful message is a trend that is sure to bring a smile to every sibling’s face.
Thoughtful Gifts and Surprises
Gift-giving has always been an integral part of Raksha Bandhan; this year, thoughtfulness is taking centre stage. Brothers are going beyond traditional presents and handpicking Raksha Bandhan gifts for sister that hold special meaning for their sisters. Be it a handwritten letter expressing love, a personalised photo album filled with special memories, or a spa day to pamper their sisters, these thoughtful gestures are making Raksha Bandhan 2023 even more heartwarming.
Eco-friendly Rakhi Choices
In a world that’s becoming more environmentally conscious, it’s heartwarming to see the rise of eco-friendly Rakhis during Raksha Bandhan 2023. Sisters are turning to sustainable materials like recycled paper, cloth, and even plantable Rakhis that sprout into beautiful plants. Adopting such eco-conscious trends not only demonstrates love for our siblings but also for Mother Earth. And if we want to keep celebrating and making lovely memories, we need to think about our beloved planet.
Virtual Rakhi Celebrations
Distance can’t exhaust the spirit of Raksha Bandhan! With the ongoing shift towards virtual gatherings, siblings separated by miles are coming closer through video calls and virtual Rakhi tying ceremonies. Welcoming technology in our lives as a way of celebrating and staying connected during these joyous occasions has become the new norm, making it possible for families to celebrate together, even if they are far apart. This trend shooted up during COVID and now has become a regular thing.
Rakhi-thon for a Cause
In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, Rakhi-thon events are gaining popularity. Many communities are organising charity runs, walks, or bike rides where siblings participate together to raise funds for various causes close to their hearts. This beautiful trend reflects the essence of Raksha Bandhan – protecting not just each other but also extending that protection to those in need. And such trends should always be on the rise as this is what the world needs.
Cultural Exchange of Festive Delicacies
Raksha Bandhan is also about relishing delectable treats and sweets. This year, we witnessed an exciting trend of cultural exchange where sisters are preparing traditional dishes from their brothers’ regions, and brothers are doing the same in return. It’s a delightful way to celebrate diversity and savour the rich flavours of different cultures.
Kids Rakhi: Spreading Innocent Joy
In recent years, the “Kids Rakhi” concept has gained immense popularity during Raksha Bandhan. Sisters now have the option to tie vibrant and playful Rakhis specifically designed for young siblings, filled with adorable cartoon characters, colourful beads, and attractive trinkets. Kids Rakhi brings immense joy to the little ones and fosters a sense of camaraderie among siblings from a very young age, sowing the seeds of love and protection that will grow with them throughout their lives.
Rakhi Workshops and DIY Kits
Creativity and bonding go hand in hand during Raksha Bandhan 2023, as siblings explore their artistic sides through Rakhi-making workshops and DIY kits. These sessions provide a platform to design Rakhis together, strengthening the bond between brothers and sisters through shared laughter and fun.