|April New Year Marathon (Gama haraha diweema)|
|Coconut Scraping Competition|
|Kana Mutti (Clay pots are ready for the game)|
for this game, there are few clay pots which are filled with sand or water and hanged in a row. Among these pots there is one pot which is filled with blue water.
|Kana mutti biindeema|
The competitor who hit the pot which contains blue water will win the game. Even if there is a winner or no,
this game is a fun event for all those who participate for the festival.
|Pillow Fighting Game (Kotta pora)|
|Lissana gaha nageema (The Slippery Pole)|
Climbing the slippery pole (Lissana gaha nageema) is another game.For this game, a very long timber pole is fixed into the ground. A flag is placed at the top of the pole.(tree).Then the organizers will apply some slippery thing like grease on this pole. The first person who climbs to the top of this slippery tree and who gets the flag is the winner.
However, this game is played as a team. Those who participate for the game will repeat their attempt and
remove the grease on each attempt. Finally one person will be able to get the flag. Usually the price is a good amount of money and the winner will share it among all those who participated in the team.
|Watching at the slippery pole (lissana gaha nageema)|
who like to participate for this game. Those who watch the game can give some donations (money) for the final prize. Organizers of the festival collect this type of donations and add that to the final prize.
Above are our little girls who participated for the competition.All these girls are from our neighbors homes and for me all of them are beautiful and New Year Princesses. 🙂 They are wearing a traditional Sri Lankan dress,specially for girls.