Dates for Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan): 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

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Rakhi / Raksha Bandhan
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Rakhi, or Raksha Bandhan, is an auspicious occasion in the Hindu Calendar when sisters tie a sacred thread called 'Rakhi' on the wrist of their brothers and pray for long life. It is widely celebrated as a festival across India and around the world. 

This festival celebrating brotherhood and love is held on the full moon in the Indian month of Sravana. The word raksha means "protection," while the verb bandhan means "to tie." Hence the ritual of sisters tieing the rakhi thread on the wrists of their brothers.


Here are the dates for the Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) festival in 2017 through 2022:

  • 2017: Monday, August 7
  • 2018: Saturday, August 25
  • 2019: Wednesday, August 14
  • 2020: Monday, August 3
  • 2021: Saturday, August 21
  • 2022: Thursday, August 11