Festivals

All festivals are celebrated here with full enthusiasm and zeal. Deepawali, Holi, Dussehra, Gangaur, Teej, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Juha, X-mas, RakshaBandhan, Janmashtami, AkshyaTritia are main festivals celebrated here.

Folk Dances

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JALORE DHOL DANCE:

 

 

This dance is performed on the occasion of marriage by mali, Dholi, Sargaras and people of Bhil Communities. It is predominantly a male dance, 4 to 5 drums are beatenconsecutively. At start leaders beat the drum in 'ThaknaShaili'. As soon as thakna ends some dancers puts swords in the mouth, some with lathis and others taking handkerchief in hands rest only manage body thus the dance starts. Sargaras&Dholis are professional folk singer & drum beaters who are very proficient in the art. In this dance common people can also take part with professionals.

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DANDIYA DANCE:

 

 

A group of 20-25 males having long sticks in their hand revolve in a pattern. Gair, Girad and Dandiya have so many similarities but feet movement, facialexpression, rhythm, songs, clothing are different in all the 3 dances. This dance starts after Holi and lasts for many days. In the middle of stage, the Shehnai players, Nagada beaters and Singers sit. The male singer sings Folk Lori. All Dancers beat their sticks together and dances parallel. With this dance various Dhamal& dance oriented Holi songs are sung. In these songs there are praises of Bhairuji of badli most of the times. The dancers wear fancy dresses depicting themselves Kings, Traditional Moneylender, Sahukaar, Saint Shivaji, Rama and Sita and acts like them but this dance form is becoming extinct now a days.

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GAIR DANCE:

 

 

In this dance also males take long sticks and dances in a circle. Dancers are called 'Gairiya'. This dance starts next day from Holi lasting fifteen days. This dance can be performed in an open ground with a circular movement. Everyone takes part in this dance like Malis, Purohits, Choudharys, Rajputs,Meghwalsetc.Many male dancer forms a group and dance. Drums, Baakiya and Plate(Thaali) are used for playing music. They remain in the middle of gair dancers. Folk songs influenced by. "ShringarRas" & "Bhakti Ras" are also used in this dance. Dancers wear white clothes from shoulder to waist, leather belt is tied, there is also a place for keeping sword in it, frills are tied on the turban. The facial expression of dancers showing divine expression is enough to attract anyone. Many gair dancers of the district have earned national & international Fame. Some Gair dancers have also got an opportunity to show their art in republic day function held in Delhi.