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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Santhal is a very popular folk dance performed in the districts of Bankura and Birbhum. This dance is performed by the Santhal tribes during all special festivals and occasions. It not only reveals the culture or traditions of the local tribes but also showcases the strength of unity. Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, has been the home for Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and also served as the mentor of many great musicians and artists in India. Of the many seasonal festivals celebrated at Santiniketan, Poush Mela is considered to be the most important one. It is celebrated with cultural performances, consisting of folk music & dance, folk theatre and Baul songs. The popularity of Poush Mela is not limited to Bengal; rather art-lovers from all over the globe attend this seasonal festival with great enthusiasm.

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Santhal is a very popular folk dance performed in the districts of Bankura and Birbhum. This dance is performed by the Santhal tribes during all special festivals and occasions. It not only reveals the culture or traditions of the local tribes but also showcases the strength of unity.   Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, has been the home for Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and also served as the mentor of many great musicians and artists in India.   Of the many seasonal festivals celebrated at Santiniketan, Poush Mela is considered to be the most important one. It is celebrated with cultural performances, consisting of folk music & dance, folk theatre and Baul songs. The popularity of Poush Mela is not limited to Bengal; rather art-lovers from all over the globe attend this seasonal festival with great enthusiasm.