Many brothers and sisters live far away from each other due to many reasons, and they are not able to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan by meeting in person. This is really a heart-breaking case. But there is no point being sad if you can’t do anything about it. At such predicament, you must think about ways to celebrate together; ways that will eliminate the hurdle of geographical distance between you and your brother.
In this era of technological advancements and the boom of innovations, celebrating together is possible even if you and your brothers are not together at the same place. Raksha Bandhan is the day to appreciate the everlasting and unbreakable bond that brothers and sisters share. And so, it has to be celebrated with the same zest, whatever the case is.
Talking about ‘How to celebrate’, the first answer is your smartphone. Yes, and you all know it too! Smartphones allow us to make video calls and take us closer to our dear ones. The first thing you should do is to Video call your brother using applications such as What’s App, Messenger, Hike, Zoom, Skype, Instagram or whatever suits you. Just like you wish birthdays right when the clock hits 12 in the midnight, wish your brother a very Happy Raksha Bandhan over a video call. Have a lovely and love-filled conversation before hanging up the call.
The most important thing about Raksha Bandhan Day is the culture of tying rakhi to brother and feeding him some sweets afterwards. Now, it is not possible to do if your brother is living far away from you. But there is something you can do. Around two and three decades ago, sisters used to send rakhi to their brothers via post services. But post services take months to deliver the package. Today, you can easily send rakhi to Germany from India or any other country where your brother lives. Many online gifting portals provide such services, and they are far better than courier services. All you need to do is to place an order of rakhi by filling all the required details like a regular shopping from any e-commerce website, and the gift will be delivered to the address you mentioned. Yes, it’s that easy.
Inform your brother about the same, so he would stay at his address to receive the rakhi thread you sent for him. Ask him to Video call you as soon as he gets the rakhi on Raksha Bandhan and make it feel like that you both are sitting face to face. Yes, your brother has to tie the rakhi himself, but your love is there. You can also send sweets along with the rakhi if you want. Wish him well for his life ahead and ask him for the return gift. Tell him that you miss him and his mischiefs before hanging up the call.
You can play online games like Ludo together to make it more fun.
Don’t let the distance fade the fun and joy of Raksha Bandhan.