The Rise and Rise of #Bhangra in North #America

Bhangra started as a method of entertainment and celebration by Punjabi-Sikh farmers to observe Baisakhi (a harvest festival), honour their relationship with the land, and use dance to break the monotony of their day. Some of the traditional bhangra moves, such as the swaying of the arms from side to side, are representative of faslaan (crops) blowing in the wind and pay homage to daily farming activities.

Source: The Rise and Rise of Bhangra in North America