Garba Dance Included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Recently, Gujarat's popular folk-dance “Garba” was included in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity.

  • Garba is a ritualistic and devotional dance dedicated to the worship of feminine energy or 'Shakti.'
  • It is the longest dance festival performed in the world (9 days of Navaratri).
  • It is mainly performed during the Hindu festival of Navaratri or Navratra.

Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Intangible cultural heritage is the practices, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and sometimes individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage.
  • Also called living cultural heritage, it is usually expressed in one of the following forms i.e., Oral Traditions, Performing Arts, Social ....
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