Rakhi is more than just tying a thread or presenting a gift. It is also more than just a brother promising to protect his sister or a sister promising to be beside her brother when he is in danger. Rakhi is the celebration of one of the most sacred of bonds on this earth - a bond as old as the Human Race, a bond as holy as God Himself and a bond that was, is and will remain Forever. Many stories are linked with the origin of the festival of Rakhi - sometimes it is linked to Indra and Sachi, sometimes to Yama, the God of Death and his sister and most of the times with Krishna and Draupadi.
Right from the very conclusion of this sacred festival in the preceding year, the planning for rakhi 2017 had started. Such is the importance and vivacity of this festival among the Indian populace. Every year on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravana this holy event is celebrated. Being observed on a full moon day, it is also called Rakhi Purnima. As per the Gregorian calendar, the festival takes place in the month of July-August. In case you are wondering when is rakhi in 2017, then it is to inform you that the festival falls on Monday, 7th August in the year 2017.