Chhattisgarh: National Tribal Dance Festival to be held

National Tribal Dance Festival will be held in Raipur from October 28 to October 30.

Highlights

  • The festival will be held at Science College Ground, under the Tourism Development plan of Chhattisgarh government.
  • It is a three-day National Tribal Dance Festival.
  • Festival will witness participation of Tribal Dance Groups from several states and union territories of India.
  • International participants will also take part in the festival, portraying and celebrating the tribal folk culture of their respective country.

Which countries are taking part?

National Tribal Dance Festival will feature multiple artists belonging to diverse tribal communities from different parts of India. Artists from countries like Kingdom of Eswatini, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Mali, Syria, and Palestine will also take part in the event.

Significance of the festival

The festival will promote and celebrate the uniqueness of tribal culture. It will also showcase the richness and diversity of tribal life across Chhattisgarh and other areas of India & world.

Dance performances

The dance performances in the event will be held in two categories namely, Wedding Ceremonies and Other Prominent Rituals.

First edition of the festival

First edition of the National Tribal Dance Festival was organised in the year 2019. It witnessed the participation of tribal communities from 25 states of India along with six guest countries. Around 1 lakh people attended the event.

Tribes in Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, areas such as Dantewada, Bastar, Bilaspur, Koriya, Korba, Gariabandh, Dhura, Mainpur, Surguja, Dhamtari, Jashpur have significant tribal populations. They have their own distinctive history, traditions and culture.

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