Different communities living in Sikkim have their own folk dances to celebrate their life.
The performing arts like folk dances of Sikkim combine all the components of folk culture,
namely folk songs, folk musical instruments, traditional dresses, make up and folk dance,
and thus exists both in time and space. Most of the folk dances are performed as an essential
aspect of the festival. Hence, most of the dances are either ritualistic or simply celebrative.
Some folk dances are associated with agriculture operations and some are celebrations of the
birthdays of Gods/Goddesses or mythological celebration. Many folk dances although can be
performed at any time of the year or at any occasion, like the purely recreational dances,
according to the tradition they are performed on particular occasions or festivals.
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