Gare Raas Dance of Gujarat

Mainly it’s a dance of Rajasthan which is performed during the festival season of Holi. From desert it has traveled to Malwa and Gujarat. This dance is also known as holi dance and holi gare. In this the use of sticks is must which is the essence of the complete show. Dancers carry sticks in their hands and turn by turn attack on the dancers sticks coming in front or at the back and this action leads the dance ahead. Dance is accompanied with dhol , daff and jhallar.

It is seen in Gujarat that the Gadriya community performs this dance. In this they carry sticks as well as dandiyas and do the same way as raas but it has close link to gare dance of Rajasthan.