The Kinnauri tribal community of Himachal Pradesh perform the Namagen dance to celebrate the autumn. It is formally performed in September and informally at other times of the year. Both men and women participate in the dance. The women wear Gachi, the upper garment, and a shawl called Pattu. They also wear various silver ornaments. The men wear pyjama and shirt-like upper garments. Musical accompaniment is provided by Kangarange, a chordophone, Bhopal, a wind instrument, flute, and Damane and Anga, the drums.
Majority of folk dances of this country are performed formally in particular seasons. There are quite a few dances which are not allowed to be performed informally during any other season than the specified. Others are not so strict about the traditional performance season and are performed as entertainment.