The most popular folk dances of Jharkhand include ‘Jhumar’, ‘Paika’, ‘Chau’, ‘Agni’, ‘Santhal’, ‘Nachni’, ‘Jamda’, ‘Ghatwari’, ‘Natwa’, ‘Choukara’, ‘Sohrai’, ‘Lurisayro’ and ‘Matha’.

Agni:

Agni is a religious dance, which is usually performed on the occasion of ‘Bipu’ or ‘Manda’ worship.

Jhumar:

Jhumar dance is performed at the time of harvest season. It is performed in a circle by dancers who wear very colourful costumes.

Phagua:

Phagua is a dance that is performed by males during Holi.

Santhal:

Santhal is a group dance performed by the Santhal tribes.

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