My son and daughter fight all the time.

Don’t get me wrong – they love each other to bits and miss each other like crazy when one goes away. But like most brothers and sisters their age, they fight over big things (whose turn it is to clean up the toys?), little things (who gets to eat the last piece of Kit Kat), silly things (whose side of the bed their toys fell on)  and the really important things (who gets to go on sleep over).

But today is Raksha Bandhan. Today, they put aside their differences and renew their vows of sibling love and devotion to one another. TODAY, I enjoy peace…

Check out my previous post on what is Raksha Bandhan and why we celebrate it. And scroll down this pictorial depiction of Raksha Bandhan to see why I LOVE this Indian tradition for my children.

Indian tradition
Holding up the “mouse” rakhi meant for her brother.
Indian Tradition
Prayers for the health and well-being of the sibling.
Indian Tradition
After the sister has tied the Rakhi onto her brother’s wrist, the brother rewards the sister with a gift or hug.
Indian Tradition
Over the moon with her reward!
Indian Tradition
Happy Raksha Bandhan!

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