The tradition of folk dances is continuing from Vedic age. Folk dances of each country reflect the customs, rites and behaviour of each country.
Folk dances strengthen mutual relations and provide happiness and establish peace and harmony in the society. Folk dances are usually related to religious festivals, agricultural processes or natural or geographical conditions.
For performing folk dances, no external accessories are required. These dances can be performed anywhere and there are no set rules for them.
Folk dances reflect the ideals, thinking process, customs, rites, religion and special features of the society in a natural way.
We now give below a description of main folk dances of India:
- Folk Dances of Rajasthan
- Folk Dances of Gujarat
- Folk Danes of Uttar Pradesh
- Folk Dances of Maharashtra
- Folk Dances of Punjab
- Folk Dances of Bengal
- Folk Dances of Assam
- Folk Dances of Bihar
- Folk Dances of Himachal Pradesh
- Folk Dances of Andhra Pradesh
- Folk Dances of Tribals