Bhai dooj strengths care and affection between sister and brother in India
The festival of bhai dooj is considered to strengthen the bond of care and affection between brother and sister just like raksha bandhan in the Hindu community. This festival is celebrated on the last day of five long day long diwali festival. This falls on shukla paksha of the Hindu month of kartika. Sister applies tilak on the foreheads of their brother and prays for his long life and well being. In return, brothers give beautiful gifts and pledges to protect her always. This year Bhai Dooj, which is also known as Bhaiya Dooj is on the 25 October, 2014.