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Jhumar Dance

Jhumar is a folk dance performed during the harvest season in Punjab. It is a living demonstration of the happiness of men. The dance is mostly performed by the tribal Sikh professional acrobats. The specialty of Jhumar is that the three generations father, son and grandson dance together. The emphasis of Jhumar is recreating the gaits of animals and birds. The movement of animals, the ploughing of the field, sowing of seeds and harvesting are shown in the original progression. The dance is also performed in circle, to the tune of emotional songs. The costumes of the dancers are very colorful.

Jhumar Dance is quite similar to Bhangra.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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