17 September 2006

Pulling the rope

One of the traditional games that people play during our independence celebrations is "Tirar la cuerda" (to pull the rope). It's played in teams and the team that pulls the other across the middle line first wins. I even saw a group of women competing against a horse and you know what? The women won!!! (just in case, not a sexist comment).


Blogger kaa said...

it's tug of war in english. didnt know it was a traditional chilen game..

9/18/2006 3:01 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

Maybe this is a universal game with different names arond the world.

9/18/2006 12:03 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I can almost hear the little child on the ground laughing and giggling. Tug of War is such a simple but great fun, isn't it?!

9/18/2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Looks like a fun celebration with all different ages playing together. Your picture tells a story. Very nice.

9/18/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

With traditional game I mean that this game is played in Chile since its colonial times. And it's very funny. I laughed quite a bit that day...

9/19/2006 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The horse must not have cared (not a sexist comment; a horse is pretty strong).

9/19/2006 5:12 PM  

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