Bhai Dooj,  Bhai Tika, a festival celebrated by Hindus on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar .

The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. On this day, sisters give gifts to their brothers. This wonderful festival is an important occasion where sisters pray to God for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their beloved brother. The occasion occurs after the two days of the Diwali festival. The festival of Bhaiya Dooj falls on 16th November, Monday for the year 2020.

The festival of Bhai Dooj has a literal meaning attached to it. It is made up of two words namely- “Bhai” meaning brother and “Dooj” meaning the second day after the new moon which is a day of its celebration.

The day holds the special significance into the lives of a brother and a sister. Sisters  pray to God for the well-being and longevity of their brothers against all the evils and bad fortune. In return, brothers follow their responsibilities of caring and loving their sisters.

This festival calls for strengthening the bond between brothers and sisters.