[[Kurdish dance (Kurdish: Govend, Dîlan, Helperkê, Şayî; گۆڤەند ,دیلان, ھەڵپەڕکێ, شایی) is a group of traditional dance 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. At times musicians playing on a drum or a flute accompany the dancers. Often there is dancer which is flinging a handkerchief who leads the half-circled group of dancers. Often the dancers wear traditional Kurdish clothes. The Kurds use to dance on several occasions as their festivals, birthdays, New Years, Newroz, marriage and other ceremonies and the dances have several names which often relate to local names and traditions.