Jhumar is a traditional folk dance of Bihar, which is performed by the rural women. There is no fixed season for this beautiful dance form; it is a dance, which is performed at all times. Spring descends on earth with its beauty and spreads joy and happiness all around. The women dance with gay abandon. The men folk are invited to join in and they usually provide the musical accompaniment.

Jhumar is a community song-dance performed during the harvest of the crops. The dance is performed by female dancers is known as janani Jhumar and the dance performed by only male dancers is known as mardani Jhumar.