Folk Songs and Dances of Siwan – Jhijhiya
The district of Siwan follows its own traditional form of dance known as ‘Jhijhiya’. This is folk dance of Siwan that is performed to please the god of rain, Indra. Young ladies and girls of the district perform this dance while offering prayers to the god for good rain and good crop.In addition to this, there is also ‘Chhau’ dance practiced in some regions of the district. This is a mask dance which is performed by males. It is a marital-art form of dance that was earlier performed during fights.However, presently, it is carried at end of month of Chaitra, which is the sun season in order to welcome the pleasing season. Vigorous movements, high leaps, all form major constituents of Chhau dance.