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When was Raksha Bandhan in 2016?

Raksha Bandhan in 2016 was on Wednesday, the 17th of August (17/8/2016).

How are Raksha Bandhan dates determined?

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Shravana month during full moon day or Purnima day.

The name Raksha Bandhan means "the bond of protection". The festival (also known as Rakhi) celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. During the festival, sisters tie a rakhi (a holy thread) around their brothers? wrists. The brother in return vows to look after his sister, and offers her a gift.

The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna, which is late afternoon according to Hindu division of the day. If Aparahna time is not available then Pradosh time is also suitable to perform the Raksha Bandhan rituals.

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