Raksha Bandhan 2023 overview
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that is celebrated annually on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Shravana. The festival celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters, and is marked by the tying of a sacred thread called a Rakhi around the wrist as a symbol of love and protection. Raksha Bandhan is an important festival in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated with much fanfare across India and Nepal. It is a time for families to come together and celebrate their relationships, and is marked by the exchange of gifts, sweets and visits to temples. The holiday falls on different dates each year, as it is determined by the lunar calendar. The following are the dates for Raksha Bandhan in the coming years:
Raksha Bandhan Date
- Raksha Bandhan 2023: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
- Raksha Bandhan 2024: Monday, August 19, 2024
- Raksha Bandhan 2025: Friday, August 08, 2025
- Raksha Bandhan 2026: Friday, August 28, 2026
Raksha Bandhan 2023: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated across India, Nepal and other parts of South Asia. This special festival celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, and is marked by the tying of a sacred thread called a Rakhi around the wrist as a symbol of love and protection. In return, brothers vow to protect and care for their sisters. Many families come together on this day to celebrate with special sweets, gifts and visits to temples. It is a day of love, joy and celebration, and is an important festival in the Hindu calendar.
Raksha Bandhan: A Restricted Holiday in India for Certain Government Employees
Raksha Bandhan, which is typically observed on Wednesday, August 30, is a restricted holiday in India, meaning that it is a holiday for certain government employees but not for all.