There is also another tradition in our culture that has passed down from our elders to us. And when we were young in Iran we have enjoyed it a lot. It is to tie the feet of an elder male (a grandpa) and hit them with tree branches and ask them for money. It was a fun tradition but since we moved to these foreign shores, America, we have not kept the tradition of celebrating "Bari-Kentan." And I guess my kids don't know about the tradition.
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