Dallas/Fort Worth Sri Lankan New Year Celebration
One couldn't ask for better weather for folks in North Texas to get out and have some fun celebrating the traditional Sri Lankan New Year. On the 19th of April many Sri Lankans in the area along with friends and family of people of Sri Lankan origin gathered at the Bob Eden park in Euless, Texas to enjoy traditional games, authentic Sri Lankan food, and of course our music. Here are some glimpses of the days proceedings....
Nuwanthie and Rozaine getting things started
Singing the national anthems
Can't have lunch without the Pol Sambol! So the guys got down to work at the coconut scraping contest. Experience played a big role on the girls' side.
And the winner is....Pushpa
Now that we have the pol sambol, it was time for a traditional lunch.
La Ahindas provided some lively music to help digest all the good food.
Shenal the Star Attraction... the boy's got the moves!
Roshani & Dash
Local Priya Sooriyasena?
Nimmi at the Bongos
Horsing around to cool down
Sri Lankan Cutlet frenzy
Ladies enjoying the music
Doughnut eating contest
I'm not chasing her. It's the alchohol in me.
Starting line-up for the Lime on a spoon race.
Boys Tug O'war
The 'traditional' game of tap rugger