Raksha Bandhan Sweets and Rakhi Sydney Australia

Raksha Bandhan Down Under 🇦🇺: A Celebration of Sibling Love👫

G'day, mates! If you've ever seen colorful threads tied around wrists or heard the word "Rakhi" floating around, you've probably brushed against the heartwarming Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan. But what exactly is this celebration, and how does it translate to the land Down Under? Let's dive in and unravel the magic (and maybe sneak in a lamington or two).

Rakhi: The Thread That Binds

At its heart, Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the unbreakable bond between siblings 👫. "Raksha" means protection, and "Bandhan" signifies the tie – it's essentially a sibling love-fest, Indian style🇮🇳! Traditionally, sisters tie a sacred thread called a "Rakhi" around their brothers' wrists, symbolizing their love and prayers for their well-being. In return, brothers offer gifts🎁 and vow to protect their sisters.

But here's the kicker: Raksha Bandhan isn't just about blood relations. It's about celebrating any close bond you consider sibling-like. So whether it's your biological brother, your partner-in-crime sister, or your BFF who's always got your back, Rakhi is a chance to show them some love.


Raksha Bandhan: Aussie Edition (and a Bit of Eatwithsimer History)

Celebrating Raksha Bandhan in Australia 🇦🇺 has always been a delightful fusion of Indian🇮🇳 traditions and Aussie vibes. It's a beautiful blend of fragrant spices and backyard barbecues, colourful sarees and thongs (the footwear kind, of course!).

Speaking of Aussie adaptations, did you know that Eatwithsimer played a special role in keeping the Rakhi spirit alive Down Under during Covid ? Remember when we were all confined to our 5km radius back in 2021, missing our loved ones something fierce? We saw a need to connect siblings👫 separated by lockdowns, and that's how our Sweets & Rakhi delivery service became a lifeline for many families(check picture above👆). It wasn't just about the Rakhi or the sweets; it was about delivering a slice of normalcy, a reminder that love and connection can transcend any distance💗.

We've witnessed heartwarming virtual Rakhi ceremonies👆, tears of joy upon receiving a surprise hamper, and countless stories of siblings feeling closer than ever, despite the physical distance. It's been a privilege to play a small part in keeping the Rakhi spirit alive in Australia, even in the face of adversity.


A plate of Sweets decorated with Rakhis , Roli , Rice and tealights

Celebrate Rakhi with Eatwithsimer (and a Pinch of Aussie Magic!)

At Eatwithsimer, we're all about bringing people together 🫂 through sweets and celebration🎉. That's why we've curated a special Rakhi collection(Launch in July 2024) that's as diverse and vibrant as the bonds it represents.

Beautiful Rakhis displayed on Gift Bags in Australia

We've got:

  • Rakhis for Every Relationship: From traditional threads to modern designs, we've got a Rakhi for your brother, sister, bhai-bhabhi, kids and everyone in between👫. And if you want to send Rakhi and gift hampers to your siblings across the ditch in New Zealand🇳🇿, you can directly order from our friends at Krafti . They've got a fantastic selection to help you celebrate Raksha Bandhan with your loved ones, no matter where they are!
  • Sweets & Treats Galore: Indulge in our delectable range of Indian sweets, fusion desserts, and Aussie-inspired treats🍬.
  • Gift Hampers with a Personal Touch: Choose from our curated hampers or create your own with a mix of sweets, nuts, and thoughtful gifts.
A beautifully decorated Tikka, Roli and Chawal tray for Rakhi
  • All the Essentials: Don't forget the Roli Chawal (a traditional red powder and rice mixture) and chocolates to complete your Rakhi rituals.

🚚And the best part? We ship Australia-wide, so no matter where you are, you can celebrate Raksha Bandhan in style.

a setup showing a platter of Indian sweets , Rakhis , greeting card and diya for Raksha Bandhan celebrations in Australia

This Rakhi, Let's Spread the Love (and the Mithai!)

So, whether you're a seasoned Rakhi pro or a curious newbie, we invite you to join us in celebrating this beautiful festival. It's a chance to reconnect with your loved ones, share some laughs, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Let's make this year's celebration extra special with a touch of Indian tradition and a whole lot of Aussie spirit!


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