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Last Updated: Wednesday November 14 2001 18:01 GMT

Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

Hindu temple in Neasden, London
Raksha means protection and bandan means to tie. It's a festival that honours the relationship between brothers and sisters.

Traditions

  • A silken thread is tied by a girl round the wrist of her brother to represent the protection he gives her.

    When?

  • July/August


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