Giddha is different from other Punjabi traditional dances as it doesn’t require a dhol drum. the women stand in a circle and clap rhythmically. a woman recites lyrics or boli later, the entire circle repeats the boli. it is done in a call and response form. It gives stories of women’s life along with sexuality. Giddha is even popular in Pakistan. This dance form emerged from the ring dance and is energetic as bhangra. the dance has originated from the ancient ring dance. The dance is performed with the display of feminine grace. it s a colorful dance copied by all the regions in the country. this is performed at social events and festivals. the dance accompanies clapping and the song is sung by aged women in the background.
The ancient ring dance is the root of Giddha. the men and women dance with the same energy level as while doing the bhangra. it shows the Punjabi feminity and is seen through the costume, choreography, and language. Giddha dance is not affected by the partition of Pakistan and East Punjab. This is also considered as the female counterpart against the males (bhangra).giddha competitions and bhangra have become famous.
The women wear salwar kameez which is attractive with bright colors and matching jewelry. the hair is tied in two braids and the womenp ut on the folk ornaments and wear a tikka on their forehead.