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Raksha Bandham (Hindu)

August 30

Also called Rakhi or Rakhi Purnima, this day celebrates the bonds between sisters and brothers. Sisters of all ages tie a sacred thread, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, and in return they receive a gift from their brothers.  Traditionally, brothers also promise to take a share of the responsibility for ensuring the well-being of their sisters.

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August 30
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Golden Rule

"The one who shows mercy unto the needy lends unto the world."