All about Rakhi 2024

All about Rakhi 2024

Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, symbolizes the unbreakable bond between brothers and sisters. Such festivals are very popular among people and this year, Rakhi 2024 will be even more important for families from all over the world who want to maintain this tradition. This is because GIVA brings amazing offers on Rakhi gifts for sisters & brothers. So, it is time to unpack all the facets of Rakhi – the historical background, its importance in the present, and knowing how to celebrate Rakhi 2024.

History and Significance of Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan is a festival that has a long history and carries great significance because of its deep roots in tradition.

The custom of Raksha Bandhan has rich historical relevance and symbolic representation in Indian culture. The phrase ‘Raksha Bandhan’ when translated into English means ‘the bond of protection’ affirming the role of a brother as a protector of his sister. The festival's origins can be traced back to various legends and historical events:

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Mythological Stories

Draupadi ties a piece of her sari around Lord Krishna’s wrist and in return, Lord Krishna promises to safeguard her at all costs. India has another story of the festival, which depicts the friendship between Chittor’s Queen Karnavati and Emperor Humayun where the Queen had sent a rakhi to the Emperor for protection.

Historical Accounts

Even the Rakhi, a symbol that signifies the bond of a brother and sister, was utilized as a tool for the fight against the British during the colonial phase.

Traditional Celebrations

Rakhi is a festival that is greatly observed with a lot of fun, happiness, and merriment. Here's how the traditional festivities unfold:


Sisters wake up and go shopping to buy Rakhis, which range from a mere thread to a nice bangle. These Rakhis can be as delicate as strings right up to the more complex pieces that are embellished with beads, stones, and other SUCH symbols.


However, on the day of Rakhi, the sisters bless their brothers by doing aarti, putting tilak on their brother’s forehead, and tying Rakhi to their brother’s hand. As a respect brothers make sure they gift their sisters and swear to cater to their needs and be at their defense.


The special feast and sweets on this day make it a great occasion for families to meet and rejoice in the arrival of the festive season.

Read more : Love & Happiness All in One: Unique Silver & Gold Rakhi Gifts by GIVA

Modern-Day Celebrations

While the essence of Rakhi remains the same, modern-day celebrations have evolved to accommodate contemporary lifestyles and global families:

Virtual Rakhis

Golden Bala Ganpati RakhiGolden Bala Ganpati Rakhi 

This applies in most families whereby members are settled in different cities, towns, or even countries, and as such virtual celebrations have prevailed. Sisters can send Rakhis and gifts via post and, the long-distance video call allows families to share the moment as well.  

Eco-Friendly Rakhis

Rakhis made from organic threads and even recycled paper are becoming all the rage in today’s world and individuals are now consciously selecting these Rakhis instead of the traditional ones made from plastic material. While these Rakhis symbolize the bond of love and affection there is also hidden consideration for the health of the planet.

Personalised Gifts

Personalised Eternal Rakhi

Personalised Eternal Rakhi 

Now male siblings can among several products when selecting a gift for their loved ones. Touches of personalization evident in customized jewels, custom photo frames, and other engraved accessories are also seen during the festivities.

New Trends for Rakhi 2024

As we gear up for Rakhi 2024, here are some trends and ideas to make the festival even more special:

Designer Rakhis

For those more inclined towards designer Rakhis, there is a wide range of unique Rakhis that depict modern trends along with symbolisms. They range from simple sleek designs for those who are not very much into art to complex patterns for the artsy people.

Themed Celebrations

Silver King Bro Evil Eye Rakhi

Silver King Bro Evil Eye Rakhi 

Suggest the Rakhis organize a special event with a theme, for instance, a Bollywood theme, Indo-village raid, or the ‘90s concept. It infuses a certain level of excitement and enjoyment into the celebrations astutely rooted in remembrances of the years that have transpired.

DIY Rakhis

You can create your own versions of Rakhis since there are endless possibilities as to what you can do with simple materials found at home. Handmade rakhis are not only economical but also more significant. For the making of the rakhis, you can use accessories such as beads, threads, fabrics, and materials that belong to the older jewellery items.

Read more : Rakhi Special Jewellery Collection of Gold & Silver by GIVA

Start the Rakhi Celebrations with GIVA 

Celebrated every year in the month of Shravan, Rakhi 2024 carries a meaning much deeper than just a festival, it represents love, protection, and the relationship that exists between siblings. It does not really matter whether the people gather together in a physical space to mark the end of the festival and exchange gifts or do so online; the idea of Raksha Bandhan is all about feelings and words expressed by brothers and sisters. As soon as we witness this special day,  GIVA says that it’s high time to combine traditions with innovations, to make new enjoyable moments with plenty of traditional points observing the self-identified significance of Rakhi. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
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