As we all are very much aware of the situation worldwide caused by the coronavirus outbreak, people are learning and practicing social distancing norms. The situation is going to be the same for some time and that is surely not stopping you from celebrating different occasions. Siblings wait throughout the year for one such occasion and that is Raksha Bandhan. This year, you can celebrate the festival in a different way as most of us are in lockdown. If you are running out of ideas to celebrate the Raksha Bandhan this year, then here we are with some great ideas to brighten up the special day for you and your siblings.
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Rakhi over Video Call
If you and your brother are stuck in different cities or countries and can’t visit each other due to the lockdown, then celebrating the festival digitally is the way to go! Connect with your brother over video call and perform all the rakhi rituals over the call. Bless him with your wishes and tie rakhi virtually. You can also send him online rakhi as courier services are functional.
As you can’t be with your siblings during the lockdown and can’t exchange the gifts physically, here is an amazing alternative. You can surprise your siblings with digital gifts like guitarist on call, singer on call, e-caricature, e-greeting card, personalised video message, etc. These digital gestures will surely light up the celebrations.
Binge Watch Netflix
Even if you and your brother are at home, you can’t go out to celebrate the festival with utmost joy but what you can do is binge watch Netflix at home with some snacks beside you two. Watch a great TV series and along the way, fight with your brother for the packet of snacks like you used to do in the childhood days. It will bring back some good memories.
Play Games at Home
Give some rest to your mobile and laptop devices and roll back to the good old days when you used to play carrom, LUDO, snake and ladders, and many more games with your siblings. Get the carrom board or LUDO board and start the great game with your siblings. You are definitely going to have a great and funny time at home.
There are some applications that let you shop with some other person who is far away from you. You can connect with your siblings through this application. Go on a virtual shopping trip with your siblings and purchase some amazing rakhi gifts for each other online. You can also present your siblings with some shopping sites e-gift cards.
So, these were the ways through which you can celebrate the Raksha Bandhan festival with your siblings. Whether you are with your siblings right now or are far away, we have mentioned ideas for everyone. Make sure that you and your siblings stay home to be safe from the COVID-19. Happy celebrating! Happy Raksha Bandhan!