In India, celebrations for Rakhi begin a month before the festival. Markets wear a festival look as colorful Rakhi stall mushroom in every nook and corner of the country. Brothers and sisters staying away from home start making plans for a visit to home. For them Raksha Bandhan is the time for family reunion.
On the day of Rakhi spirit of the people is high and there is a general atmosphere of harmony and bliss. All family members gather and carry out the traditional customs of the day with joy and enthusiasm. They gift flowers and sweets to show the joy. On this auspicious day you can gift your sibling a life that grows along, if you are anywhere near Chennai, visit Harith Tharang in T.Nagar where you find a lots of indoor and outdoor plants to choose the gifts from.