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The Games For Celebrating Independence Day

Updated on March 5, 2012

Indonesian Independence usually celebrated on August 17. This is special moment for Indonesian people. There are many games held all over this country. Start from village, small town until big town. Many participant join this game, start from the kid until the older. With many price available for the winner. Sometimes it become funny moment, it caught by the camera.I will tell about many games for Independence Day and the picture below. Please enjoy.

Eating Crackers Competition

This cracker made by flour with different seasoning. it dry in the below of sun and then it fried. This is traditional game. This game should be there. This is the main part of all the game. Start from kid until the elder who participate this game.The rule of the game is the cracker hang up by the plastic rope. The crackers tighten under the rope. Every participant stood in front of their own cracker. Who the first had finished to eat this cracker became the winner. Please enjoy the eating crackers competition below.

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Why I write this hub about "Game for celebrating Independence Day". Because My big patriotism to my lovely country. I hope all of you like my hub. Please sharing your Idea about those game above. I get new request by the member of hubpages to give the video of this game. please enjoy the video below.

Football Wearing Mother Dress

Can you imagine if father using Mother’s dress and they playing football. It is funny game and funny moment. This game filled of joke. From begin until the end They difficult kick the ball because of the dress.  Please enjoy the picture below....laughing free.


Marble Race

A marble placed on the spoon. The spoon was bitten by the participants. The rule of this game is the participants who have run fast until the finish line. They forbidden to falling down the marble. The faster participants who come up at the finish line first become the winner. Usually the participants are the children.

"pinang" Climb Race

Pinang is the name of the tree. And the tree is cut and it used only the stem. The stem was given by the oil lubricant. So, it is difficult to climb this Pinang stem.The rule of the race is the participant start under the stem and they have to climb until the top. They should get the many things which hang on the top of the stem. Like: radio, shirt, umbrella, bike, tape recorder, DVD player. It became funny moment.  How if the price on the top is Mercedes Benz, porsche, Ferrari. Will you join this race?

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Sack Race

This is the second traditional games for Independence Day after eating crackers. The participant has to wearing sack. And then they have to hopping like kangaroo. The rule is who the faster come to the finish line become the winner. We get much funny moment here, especially when someone falling down. Please enjoy the pictures below.


"Pillow" Boxing

The rule of the game is two participants sit on the long piece of bamboo above the river. Both of them hold the pillow. And they must hit each other using their pillow. The one who stay sitting on the bamboo become the winner.

Catching Eel Race

This is the nasty race. Because the participant moving the ell from the basket into another basket. The have to run. We get funny moment here, because the participants is mother. They difficult to hold the ell because it slippery. look the funny moment below.

Put the Pencil into The Bottle Game

The pencil was bound by the thread. And it bound in the hip of participant. The rule is the first participant who faster in putting the pencil into the bottle become the winner.

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    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Simey. I hope you enjoy this hub.

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      Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

      Looks like a great day! great pictures

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks trimar for comment. I hope you enjoy this hub. please welcome to my country. there are many traditional culture in my country.

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      trimar7 8 years ago from New York

      Prasetio - I enjoyed reading about your culture and celebrations. I would love to be able to travel to your country one day to participate in the fun. Thank you also for your nice comments on my hubs. Perhaps you might want to go to Youtube and find some videos that could show the festivities in action. Your photos are great!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I agree with, everyone enjoy this game. not only participants but the visitors also. thanks swathin for coming and comment in this hub.

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      swathin2 8 years ago

      hi i think all the games are included with fun in that. seems to be an easy ones but not actually. these games are like making the visitors also feel like they are participating in that. one can enjoy the full pleasure in watching these games.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks to all of you, for Pete, Judy, emohealer, dohn, ethel, and jiberis. I am busy become taking care many activities like games and special show facing August 17. There is some meeting to prepare and make some coordination. Thanks for great comment.

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      Again Wonderful, with great pictures. I love reading your Hubs, thank you for the insight. Happy Holiday!

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      These all look such fun. We have many similar events such as the egg and spoon race. The men playing football in a dress looks great fun though. Thanks for sharing your special day.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      These are some great ideas for activities. I had a lot of fun reading your hub! Great job.

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      What great fun, what great humour. Thanks for sharing your holiday events. Makes we want to ge there for your Holiday. Awesome pics!

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I enjoyed your hub. There were many laughing moments!

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      That looks like great fun. Playing football in a dress would be funny. That pinang climb takes some agility and the pillow boxing looks like fun also.