Raksha Bandhan – The most popular Hindu Custom celebrated across the world!
Sending and receiving gifts from the beloved siblings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan spreads cherishable moments.
But the members of the Indian community in Australia are urged to follow the biosecurity laws if they expect gifts and sweets from their siblings overseas.
Before the celebrations, the Australian government has requested its Indian residents to ensure their family members and friends know about Australia’s Biosecurity laws before mailing gifts and delicacies as a token of Raksha Bandhan celebrations.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on August 22, 2021, by the Indian community, where sisters tie Rakhi to their brother’s wrist, which indicates ritual protection.
The Australian government is concerned about biosecurity because these gift items and delicacies might pose a risk for Australian residents. It will also not accept the Rakhi’s made with seeds and flowers.
All the parcels received to Australia are verified through X-ray machines, sniffer dogs, and officers. They remove the items if they pose a risk to Australia’s biosecurity. Then the parcel receiver will be informed and will be given a choice either to destroy or pay for the treatment of the items.
The Australian government allows Rakhis’ with plastic or fabric threads decorated with gold or silver beads, gold or silver coins, personalized photo frames or prints, and artificial flowers.
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