Celebrate With Kids Around The World: Brothers, Sisters, and Raksha Bandhan

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There is nothing quite like the bond between a brother and sister. Yes, they may know how to push your buttons and annoy you from time to time, especially as kids. But deep down you know there is nobody that loves you like your brother or sister does. Today's holiday is all about the love between a brother and sister and we're excited to celebrate it with you!

Celebrate With Kids Around The World:

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is also know as Rakhi, a celebration of the love between a brother and sister.

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What:

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that is the celebration of the love and bond between brothers and sisters. It doesn't always have to be your blood sibling though. You can celebrate Raksha Bandhan with a close friend that you consider like a brother or sister.

When:

Rakhi is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravana which usually falls in August. This year Rakhi is celebrated on August 29, 2015.

Where:

Raksha Bandhan is primarily celebrated in India.

Celebrate It!

Raksha Bandhan is typically celebrated by brothers and sisters giving each other Rakhi. Raksha Bandhan means "the ties that bind". Brothers and sisters often give each other gifts of bracelets to show their love and appreciation.

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I helped my kids make these easy Rakhi for each other at home using pipe cleaners, beads and foam shapes.

Judah made his Rakhi for Ariana with a gold pipe cleaner, pearl beads and heart foam shapes.

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Ariana made her Rakhi for Judah using a blue pipe cleaner, white beads and bat foam stickers. Since he's into superhero's lately they represent Batman. The bats were stickers but the hearts were just foam that we hot glued together around the pipe cleaner.

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Another way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan is by giving sweets. The kids decorated simple cardboard boxes that we picked up from the craft store.

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We glued flowers to Ariana's box. I did most of it since he's still too little to help much. He handed me the flowers.

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Ariana glued pom poms in a pattern on the top of Judah's box.

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We filled our Rakhi boxes with chocolate kisses and the kids gave them to each other for being a sweet brother and sister.

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Since Raksha Bandhan is an Indian holiday the kids wore their India inspired threads from Tea Collection.

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She is wearing the Laranya Wrap Dress from Tea Collection. She loves the bright bold floral pattern inspired by the colors of India. This wrap dress definitely has twirl factor too which she adores!

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I love the sweet detail of the mock wrap across front with bow.

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He is wearing the Holi Cow Graphic Tee and the Canvas Cargo Shorts in navy both from the India Collection at Tea Collection.

He adores this cow tee and it's so soft with it's bold modern cow in bright colors and patterns. It really make this tee stand out from the rest.

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The cargo shorts have an elastic waist and big front pocket that's easy for toddlers to access. You know for all the rocks, sticks and random things he likes to collect throughout the day.

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*** The India Collection from Tea Collection is ON SALE (up to 50% off) right now! But not for long. Soon they'll be removing this collection from their website to make room for Argentina and Bolivia. All India products will be available until 9/8, so hop over and snag some summer sale goodness while you can!

Books:

Follow along on these special stories that explain Raksha Bandhan.

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Shalu - Happy Raksha Bandhan // Mina Ties a Rakhi // Soni and Rishi's Raksha Bandhan // Threads That Bind // Rani and the Extra Special Rakhi

To celebrate another Indian holiday be sure to check out our Holi Color Party we threw! And be sure to explore all the other world holidays to celebrate with kids.

Shop! The India Collection from Tea Collection ON SALE until 9/8, at which time it will no longer be available. Shop their Summer Sale to get up to 50% off these cute kid's clothes before they are gone!

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