Raksha Bandhan or popularly known as Rakhi is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated in many parts of India and Nepal. The term Raksha bandhan means "bond of protection". The festival is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August.
It is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill. On the occasion of this festival sisters generally apply tilak to the forehead of their brothers, tie the sacred thread called Rakhi to the wrist of their brothers and do aarti and pray for their good health & long life.