Purulia Chau is performed on the Sun celebration, which falls in the Chaitra month of Hindu timetable i.e. Walk April according to the Gregorian timetable. Then again, it is not constrained to the celebration; the move can be performed on different events in the state too. Case in point, on Republic day of 1995, Chau move was the endorsed topic of West Bengal's scene. The move is essentially themed on the epical stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The most prominently utilized subjects (ragas) are Vira and Rudra, symbolizing force and quality.The dancer also wears heavy colorful masks.
The Chhau move is predominantly performed amid local celebrations, particularly the spring celebration of Chaitra Parva which goes on for thirteen days and in which the entire group partakes. The Chhau mixes inside of it types of both move and military works on utilizing fake battle methods (called khel), adapted steps of winged animals and creatures (called chalis and topkas) and developments in view of the tasks of town housewives (called uflis). The move is performed by male artists from groups of customary specialists or from nearby groups and is performed during the evening in an open space, called akhada or asar, to conventional and people music, played on the reed channels mohuri and shehnai. A mixed bag of drums go with the music group including the dhol (a round and hollow drum), dhumsa (a vast pot drum) and kharka or chad-chadi. The subjects for these moves incorporate neighborhood legends, old stories and scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata and other theoretical themes.