Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Republic Day of India - 3 regions

Sometimes you can forget just how big India is.

Imagine if someone asked you what the favorite food or musical style or sport or... was for the US? You would ask "What region" or "Which people?"

Now consider India with 1.1 billion people!

At the 63rd Republic Day of India celebration in Cleveland there were 3 different dance performances from 3 different regions of India.

First was Bharata Natyam or Chadhir Attam - a classical dance form from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The second dance was from the western state of Gujarat where we were entertained by a Garba Dance.

The third came from the northern state of Punjab where the ladies performed Giddha, the popular folk dance performed by women mainly at festive and social occasions.

Pictures and videos of the dances and more from Republic Day

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