Some traditional aspect of Iran:
Gravels in seven :
The name of the game : Gravels in seven
Native name : yatali dash
Main goal : to create cooperation moral, support and mental improvement.
The number of players: 4 to 116 persons
Necessities: a tennis ball, stone
People come in two groups for which one individual is selected as a leader. One group stands in specified place of where seven stones are piled up in order to aim stones with tennis ball. The second group is waiting to see if the throwing ball doesn’t strike the stone, they change their position with that group immediately.
But if the throwing ball strikes the stones, they should pick up the ball in order to pitch members of the first group with aiming and passing the ball.
If the ball pitches, they are sent out of the games.
At the end each group which gains 7 point will become a winner.
Hints: We play this game in another mood than the above mentioned. This game is played in a big circle. There is a smaller circle which is a place for putting seven stones in that one. All players are out of that circle. After colliding ball with the stones and pour them, one of the members of the second group chases all first group in the circle in order to hit them with hands and become an obstacle for piling stones up and whenever he/she is tired, the subsequent person undertakes the following responsibility.
The effect of this game :
This game is team work so it causes to provide social and natural maturity of child and they get acquainted with the speed of using reactions such as leadership, cooperation and victory…
Wedding party in Bavanat :
This wedding party takes 2 day and 2 nights that the first night called “Hanaabandaan” and the second called wedding. First night both family have party in their houses separately . First of all they have Hanaabandaan in bride’s house. This ceremony consists of traditional music that is produced by instruments called “Saaz” and “Naghaareh”. And the cost of ceremony should be paid by groom. When the family put Henna on hands of bride they start dancing and stumping. Women dance inside the house and men play a traditional game that is called “Tarkeh Baazi” outside the house. This game is for two players that one of them has a thin wood calling “Tarkeh” and the other one has a thick wood. And the man with thick wood doesn’t let the other man hit his foot by Tarkeh. After brides Hanabandan it’s groom’s turn to put henna on his hand.
On second day they play Saz and Naghareh from morning until noon. At noon families of bride and groom are invited for lunch. At noon they bring bride to hair dressing saloon and in the evening they go to bring bride back. They arrive her to her father’s house and in the way they play special songs that are made for each period of wedding. At night they bring bride and groom to their own house and that time all of the family eat their dinner after that they have a special plan that is called “Sar tarashoon”, that they sit groom on a chair that have a woolen cloth on it. At this time the family sings for his come traditional songs that is called “Sharmeh”.
After this part both family start giving gift or money to the couple separately and this money used for the costs of lunch, dinner and players of Saz and Naghareh.
After all these they bring bride to the house of groom and they start the first night of their married life.