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Phag Dance

Phag is a seasonal dance performed by the farmers of Haryana. This mixed dance is basically conducted in the lunar month of Phalgun to celebrate the colorful festival of Holi.

Women performers are seen embellished in colorful traditional clothes while male dancers wear colorful turbans. Male dancers come running and singing the traditional songs of 'Phalgun', followed by women carrying 'Koraras', the knotted lengths of cloths. They run around the men hitting them with the 'Koraras' while men defend themselves as best as they can.

Phag Dance is accompanied by the beats of Tasha, Nagada, and Dhol (double-sided drum).

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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