Baisakhi is celebrated with song and dance. Among the many folk dances performed during the Baisakhi festival is the famous Bhangra which is performed by the men folk of Punjab. Songs and the rhythmic beat of the dholak accompany the dance.
The dancers snap their fingers, do balancing tricks and indulge in acrobatic feats. They recite witty couplets known as bolis, and out of sheer exuberance mouth meaningless sounds such as hoay, hoay. The dancers are dressed in lungis and turbans. The drummer usually takes his place in the centre of the circle. The dancers then try to keep up with the rhythms pounded out by the drummer.
The counterpart of the Bhangra is the Gidha, performed by women. The dance is a group number, but often individual dancers or pairs detach themselves from the group and perform, while the rest keep clapping in rhythm.