2011Pongal

2011 Pongal Celebration and Kolam Competition (பொங்கல் விழாவும் கோலப் போட்டியும்)

Saturday, January 22, 2011, 5:30-9:30 PM

AVRH, Tallahassee, FL 32304

We celebrated the 2011 Pongal Vizha and Kolam Competition at Alumni Village's Recreation Hall, Tallahassee, Florida 32304, USA on Saturday, January 22, 2011 between 5:30 and 9:30 PM. Like prior years Mr Manoharan and Mrs Priya helped us organize the event. This year we continued the tradition of doing in-door kolam drawings. First, we affixed black plastic table-cloths to the floor (about six in number). Then five adult teams and one children's team began to draw and paint the kolam with white and colored powders. Kolams were judged by five independent people and prizes awarded to first, second, and participation prizes.

This year only five families participated in the program. Bhanu's team came third. We couldn't inform people ahead of time since we were in India during the Christmas Holidays. Some of the kolams drawn during this year's event can be seen below.

2011 பொங்கல் விழாவும் கோலப் போட்டியும்.

Last updated: Jan 26, 2011 by TS.