Artist's description: A rain dance being performed in Harar East Ethiopia.
A rain dance is a ceremonial dance. It is performed by people who believe it will cause rain and keep their harvest safe.
Many different types of "rain dances" can be found in many cultures, from Ancient Egypt to certain Native American tribes. In the 20th century Balkans, a ritual is known as Paparuda (Romanian) or Perperuna (Slavic) is a type of rain dance.