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Jaggo Dance

Jaggo, literally meaning 'wake up', is a popular folk dance of Punjab. It is performed by girls on the night before a wedding. The center of the attraction is copper vessels called Gaffar, which are decorated with lamps made of dough and lit with mustard oil wicks. Gaffars are placed on the head of groom's mother and one of the girls carries a stick with ghungroos tied around it. They all go singing and dancing to all the relatives in the village. Giddha songs (traditional folk songs) are sung on this occasion.

Updated on 16th July, 2015


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