Shan and Shabu Dances
These are two well-liked dances of the Lahaul valley people and are danced at the Buddhist Gompas in the memory of the Buddha. Shan means a song of prayer for the Buddha. Dances danced to these songs are known as Shan dances.
It is a tribal dance which is performed at the completion of the harvesting of crops. The instrument played in this is drums, shehnai and a stringed instrument like a violin.
A related dance known as Shabbo is performed at festivals. It depicts the feelings and beliefs of the people in this area. These dances are linked to the local religious festivals.