When I was a kid, Rakhi was all about gifts, shagun ke rupay and a chance to get dressed in ethnic wear! We used to Dress up Royally and put on Gold jewellery. First of all, getting a chance to wear anything other than school uniform is a welcome occasion, on top of it you get to visit relatives.
Those years, we girls used to visit all our cousins and tie them Rakhi. When we grew up a bit, we cousins decided to meet at one place every year to celebrate rakhi. One year my place, next year another cousin’s place and so on.
Rakhi is no more about dressing up or wearing jewellery or about making money 😛 . Today, Rakhi is all about spending quality time with cousins. I am blessed with a huge family (set of immediate relatives). Over the years, we cousins have become really fond of each other. We love hanging out together, be it a one day picnic or just for dinner or movie. We try to catch up every two three months.
This Rakhi was all the more special because it was on a Sunday. Normally we finish our celebration in the morning with breakfast. But this year we were together for around 5 hrs. We visited a local Park and played with the next generation (I already have a 10yr old nephew) kids. We tied rakhis. Clicked some Hundred pics and went for dinner. Also we girls made some easy money 😛