According to Hindu practices, Bhaidooj is celebrated on the second Lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the month of Karthika (comes between October and November). It is the concluding day of five day Diwali festive week.
The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. On Bhaiya Dooj, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives. Sisters perform aarti for their brother and apply a red tika on the brother’s forehead. This tika ceremony on the occasion of Bhai Dooj signifies the sister’s sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother and treat them with gifts. In return, brothers bless their sisters and may treat them also with gifts or cash. Later, sisters offer their brothers a sumptuous meal often including their favorite dishes/sweets.
This year bhai dooj 2018 will be celebrated on November 9, Friday.
Bhai Dooj Tika Muhurat – 1:16 PM to 3:28 PM (2 Hours 12 Mins)
Dwitiya Tithi Begins – 9:07 PM on November 8, 2018
Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 9:20 PM on November 9, 2018