Kota Tribe welcomes 2023 with traditional dance around bonfire; Netizens in awe of celebration

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Published by Aman Shukla on 02 Jan 2023

All over the planet, individuals celebrate New Year in their own way. Some have stayed with families, others might have attended parties. Among this, a clip of a Kota tribe in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri Hills celebrating New Year has gone viral on the internet.

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS ) official Supriya Sahu shared 2 videos of the Kota tribe’s traditional dance on her Twitter account on December 31.  The videos show the tribal members dancing around a large bonfire while instrumental folk music is played and applause is heard. They all were dressed in white cloth. Sharing the video the IAS penned that beautiful Nilgiri hills reverberate with traditional music and dance of Kota tribals as they celebrate their local festival. “Kotas are ancient inhabitants of Nilgiris. She also added that their striking white dress gives a surreal feel and the graceful dance transports us to another world.

Check out the video below.

This video was dropped yesterday night. Since being posted, it has been viewed more than 14,000 times and has many likes and comments.

Many people commented on the video,  One person wrote, “You are enjoying the beautiful nature and people.. Happy New Year.” Another commented, “Nice, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Happy New Year!”


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