Kurdish dance (Kurdish: Govend, Dîlan, Helperkê, Şayî; گۆڤەند ,دیلان, ھەڵپەڕکێ, شایی) is a group of traditional hand-holding dances among Kurds. It is a form of a circle dance, with a single or a couple of figure dancers often added to the geometrical center of the dancing circle. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam, Kurds sing and dance in all of their festivals, birthdays, New Years, Newroz, marriage and other ceremonies.
Kurdish dance is the one of the main cultural activity for most of the Kurdish women who can enjoy the day.
- "Learn About Kurdish Dance | The Kurdish Project". The Kurdish Project.