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Bridal Mehndi – Henna

Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is an ancient form of body art, that originated in India and across South Asia and the Middle East.  Mehndi is a paste or dye made from the Lawsonia inermis, the henna plant, and is associated with good luck.  The darkness of the mehndi color on a bride’s hand represents the deep love between the bride and her soon-to-be husband. Ancient tales say the color also shows the love and Read more…

Raksha Bandan thali with Rakhi, rice, diya, and kumkum

Rakshabandan

August kicks off the Hindu holiday season. It also brings a favorite celebration of mine. Rakshabandhan – is the celebration of the relationship between a brother-sister, sibling love, or a relationship that is like a sibling. Raksha means protection and Bandhan means a bond. It is primarily celebrated by individuals of the Hindu religion. Rakshabandan falls on a full moon in the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar. This year it’s celebrated on Thursday, Read more…

10 Easy and Fun Summer Activities

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for activity ideas to keep my children entertained.  Here is a list of some of our favorites. Play Holi Visit a zoo Create a lemonade stand Visit an amusement park or carnival Color in our rangoli coloring book Have a picnic Take a hike or nature walk Complete our Rangoli puzzle Go fruit picking Have a water balloon fight 1. Playing Holi is an easy Read more…

Diwali Mithai – Sweets recipe

Diwali is one of the biggest South Asian holidays that honors victory of good over evil and light over darkness. The celebrations across India and the world involve lighting Diyas – small oil lamps, making Rangoli’s – traditional floor art using colored sand or flowers, decorating homes, exchanging gifts, gathering with friends and family, and eating lots of Mithai – sweets. Our friends at Tagmo Treats have just the recipe for your Diwali celebrations at Read more…

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan With Kids

As featured on Parents.com – Originally published on August 17, 2021 authored by Akruti Babaria Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday to express love, gratitude, and protection with a symbolic piece of thread. Here are fun ways to get your children involved. Raksha Bandhan, or Rakshabandhan, is a centuries-old Hindu tradition celebrating love, gratitude, unity, and a promise of protection. The word “Raksha” means protection and “Bandhan” means bond. A sacred thread called a “Rakhi,” symbolizing positivity Read more…