Folk Dances of Meghalaya

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Behdiengkhlam is the most important festival dance of the ‘Jaintias’, celebrated annually in July at Jowai in the Jaintia Hills.

Nongkrem Dance:

Popularly known as ‘Ka Pamblang Nongkrem’, this is the most important dance of the ‘Khasis’. It is celebrated during autumn season essentially as a thanks-giving to God.

‘Laho’ (Jaintia tribe), ‘Shad Sukmynsiem’ (Khasis) and ‘Wangla’ (Garo tribes) are other popular folk dances of Meghalaya.

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