Love your Brother – Raksha Bandhan
I don’t normally promote competitions that I’m not hosting myself but this one rather intrigued me. Perhaps it’s because I spent some of my childhood learning Indian dance and so have some kind of innate connection with Indian traditions? It’s only running for a week, so if you want a chance to enter you’ll need to get your skates on. It’s linked to Raksha Bandhan – so read on a bit to find out more about this celebration.
Perhaps it’s just that the idea of a celebration of the relationship between brothers and sisters, piqued my interest. I have two brothers, both younger than me. And because we moved around a lot when we were growing up, we were quite close as children. So I like the idea of a celebration of the special relationship betwee brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is an annual celebration for just that. Raksha Bandhan translates to “the bond of protection”. 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 (I’m waiting – they are both a bit older now, but you get the picture?).
This year you could also win a top Indian meal for two – read on to find out more!
My father was a keen photographer. But I hated having my picture taken, and there are really very few of them with one or the other of my brothers and me…unless you count baby photos. In this one, we were so engrossed with feeding the ducks that my dad managed to get a snap!
But mostly photos of the three of us look a little like this one
Now, there is a point to all these old photos. Raksha Bandhan is today, on Wednesday 21 August. And, Geeta’s week long competition starts right now, on Twitter. They want to encourage their followers to nominate their brother, or ‘brother-figure’, to be in with the chance of winning a high-end Indian meal for two in London worth up to £100!
All you need to do is to follow @Geetasfoods and then tweet your Brother’s Day related image to @GeetasFoods using the hashtag #Brotherlylove along with up to 140 characters describing what makes your relationship so special. That’s it. Simple.
Of course if your brother is anything like mine, that Indian meal will have to be shared with HIM. But, I’m sure if you are nominating him, he’ll be worth it! And just in case you were wondering, I do think both my brothers are pretty special…so next time I see them I will be giving them a special rakhi and be waiting for MY special gift in return
Competition Terms and Conditions are on the Geeta’s Facebook Page