mercredi 5 août 2009
Happy Raksha Bandhan !
C'est quoi s'truc ? Wikipédia vous l'expliquera mieux que moi...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Rakhi tied on the wrist.
Also called Rakhi
Observed by Hindus
Date Purnima (Full moon) of Shraavana
2009 date Wednesday 5 August
For the Telugu film, see Rakhi (film). For the Bollywood actress, see Raakhee Gulzar.
Raksha Bandhan (the bond of protection in Hindi, Punjabi,Oriya Assamese) is a Hindu festival, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Shraavana (Shravan Poornima).
The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be "adopted" as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is "blood brothers and sisters", whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. In 16th century, Rani Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun when she was threatened by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. Humayun abandoned an ongoing military campaign to ride to her rescue.
The rakhi may also be tied on other special occasions to show solidarity and kinship (not necessarily only among brothers and sisters), as was done during the Indian independence movement.
Pas le temps de le faire faire aux enfants stannée, mais pq pas next year ?? J'aime la symbolique de cette fête (sauf que comme d'hab elle est assymétrique, olympe va me taper dessus ;-) )...