The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day of Diwali to mark the strong relationship between brothers and sisters.

The festival is being celebrated by Hindus all over the world on Friday, 13 November, this year. While it is known as Bhai Phota in Bengal, it is Bhai Tika in Nepal and Bhau Beej for Gujaratis and Marathis.

During this festival, sisters pray for the long life of their brothers and apply tika on their forehead, while the brothers promise to protect them forever. Brothers and sister also exchange gifts as part of the festival. Even though it is similar to Raksha Bandhan, sisters don't tie rakhi on their brother's wrist.

Significance of Bhai Dooj | Gift ideas for brothers and sisters

Check out messages to be shared with brothers on Bhai Dooj below:

You have been with me ever since I was born – to love me, to irritate me and to care me. Praying for your long life and good health on this Bhai Dooj and always. Happy Bhai Dooj.

You can understand the things I have never said.

You can understand the pain that isn't visible to anyone.

Thank you for being the world's best brother/sister. Happy Bhai Dooj to you.

I love you for what you are – for being a big brother to my best friend; You know how much I love you even though we fight a lot. Love you dear brother/sister. Wishing you the greetings of Bhai Dooj.

I thank you for loving me despite irritating you always. You are such a super hero for me. Love you always. Happy Bhai Dooj.

Dear brother/sister, you are such an awesome and amazing person. I admire you for the amount of love and care you give me each and every day. Happy Bhai Dooj dear.

Brothers are like streetlights along the road,

They don't make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.

Happy Bhai Dooj