Jhumeila is a famous folk dance of Uttaranchal
. It is usually performed during the Baisakhi festival. This dance is mostly performed by women, although men occasionally participate in it.
The Jhumeila dance depicts the feelings of a newly married woman, who misses the happy moments that she lived before her marriage. She yearns for the days that she spent with her parents, brothers and sisters.
The Jhumeila dance is also performed by the newly married grass cutters, who share their sorrow of parting with the loved ones. They put hands on each otherís shoulders and gently sway, accompanied by songs related to this dance.