World Record! The Largest Bamboo Dance (Cheraw)

Over 10,000 people participated in the 2010 event

The Largest bamboo dance (Cheraw) was performed during the Chapchar Kut Festival at Assam Rifle parade ground, Mizoram, in March 2010, at Aizawl, India. It was verified by Guinness Book of Records officials.
BBC reports:

A bamboo dance performed by more than 10,000 tribal people in India’s north-east has set a new world record as the “largest and longest bamboo dance”.

The dancers, who were mainly students, performed the traditional “Cheraw” dance along a 3km (1.8 mile) stretch in Aizawl, capital of Mizoram state.

Guinness World Records judge Lucia Sinigaliesi watched the dance along with tens of thousands of spectators. Organisers said the award would help boost tourism to the state.

The dance is performed during Chapchar Kut, one of the oldest festivals is celebrated by the Mizo tribes in March every year. During the seven whole days of Chapchar Kut the Mizoram people engross themselves into an infinite aura of mirth and merriment. As one of the oldest festivals in Mizoram Chapchar Kut has a distinctive identity. Dance and music competitions are an integral part of the Chapchar Kut festival in Mizoram. The various Mizo communities perform their regional dances in colorful dresses.

This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. It is used here as per Youtube video share guidelines.

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