Sammi (Shahmukhi: سمّی) is a traditional dance form originating from the tribal communities of Punjab.[1]. The dance is popular in the Sandalbar area of Punjab, Pakistan.


The dancers are dressed in bright colored kurtas and full flowing skirts called lehengas. A peculiar silver hair ornament is associated with this dance.


Like Giddha it is danced in a circle. The dancers stand in a ring and swing their hands bringing them up from the sides, right in front. The refrain of the most popular Sammi song is "Sammi Meri waar..".

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Further readingEdit

Schreffler, Gibb. 2012. “Desperately Seeking Sammi: Re-inventing Women’s Dance in Punjab.Sikh Formations 8(2).