A Village Fair
A village fair is a great event in the life of the villagers. In some villages it is held on particular festive occasions like the ‘nowroaj’ or the Pahela Baisakh. It gathers on fixed sites. Such fairs take more or less the turn of a ‘bazar’. The ‘Paush-mela’ is also a very important village fair. A village fair is also held to commemorate the death of a saint or an ascetic person of the village. It gathers round his ‘mazar’ or monumental graveyard. Such a fair is very solemn. However the day of fair is a day of great rejoicing. Traders from different places come to the fair and set up their temporary shops. They colourfully decorate their shops and put on display their articles to sell. These are relatively cheap fancy goods that attract the young boys and girls most. Other things that lure the children are ‘muri’, ‘binni’, ‘khoi’ and varieties of candies and ‘sweet meats’. The village fair is also a place of joy and fun.. The women get their earthen utensils and wooden equipment pleasure bought from the fair.
Magicians, circus parties and opera bands also put up their tents in a village fair and add to the joy and delight of the people. Everybody waits for this annual event with great hope and attends it with profound.(150-200 words)
A Village Fair I visited
On the occasion of the Nabanna Festival a fair was held under the age old banyan tree situated in our village. I felt tempted to visit the fair. I went to the fair with some of my friends at 4 in the afternoon. The whole place was full of joy and busy activities. There were shops of different types. There were wooden toys, clay dolls, baloons and food items etc. in the shops. There were also seesaw, merry-go-round, rope dancing there. I bought candy. dolls, flower vase etc. from the mela. It was almost-a hectic day for me. I returned home in the evening tired but happy.(80-100 words)
A Village Fair I visited
A village fair is a gathering of village people. It is usually held annually or periodically at certain place on the occasion of Bengali new year’s day or
religious festival. It lasts for a day or two. It is generally held in an open space or on the bank of the river or near a banyan tree.
I had the experience of visiting a village fair held in our neighbouring village last month. It was the 30th Poush. The fair took place around a large banyan tree. It was observed on the occasion of the harvest-home
On the fixed day, I along with two of my cousins started for the fair at 10 a.m. Entering into the fair. we found hundreds of booths, stalls and tents in the field around the big banyan tree. I came to know that the traders, craftsmen and other interested people came to the place the previous day. Various kinds of goods such as dolls, earthen wares, toys, flutes, baloons, baskets, imitation ornaments etc. were displayed there in an attractive manner to draw the attention of the customers. Food of all kinds were also available in the fair.
We began to walk along the lanes between rows of booths. We watched that men, women and children gathered in the fair in a large number. They were busy in buying for themselves and for their dear and near ones. We came
to a place where there was merry-go-round and looked at it for sometime. Then we enjoyed a circus show. Coming out of the circus, I drank the water of a green coconut. Next I proceeded to the front of a booth and bought some fancy things for my younger sister. For myself, I bought mouth-organ and some sweetmeats.
I had been sweating profusely since I got into the crowd. So, we came out of the crowd and started for home in the afternoon. From my visit to the fair, I have learnt many things about rural life and culture. Really, the memory of this fair will remain ever fresh in my mind.(300-350 words)
A Village Fair
A village fair is an annual affair in rural Bangladesh. It is generally held on the occasion of some religious festivals or some local important events. It is an occasion for Show, sale of various goods and entertainments. Some fairs last for a day or two and some for days together. Men, women and children eagerly wait for the day.
Where held A village fair generally sits on the bank of a river, or a big canal or tank. Some fair, also sits in an open field under a big ancient tree, or in the market place, or in the yard of a temple or by the side of a big road.
Preparation begins before the fair. First the ground is cleared and the whole area is fenced. Then rows of sheds made of bamboo and thatched roofs are built. In between the rows there is wide space for the people to move about. The stalls are arranged accordingly to the articles sold.
A village fair serves as a sort of exhibition of village products. Things of many kinds and tastes are brought here for show and sale. Potters, carpenters. blacksmiths and weavers sell their hand made goods. Potters make various types of earthen pots. dolls and some fashionable goods and sell them at a high price. Carpenters sell horses, elephants, boats, carriages made of wood and many other beautiful things painted in an attractive way.
Blacksmiths come with their things and sell them in the fair. Weavers their best fine cloths and sarees. Generally children gather around the stalls that sell sweets,toys and balloons and women are attracted mainly by those stalls that sell artificial jewellery , earthenwares, brassware, iron ware sharees etc.
A village fair is an occasion of great joy and excitement among the villagers. Circus, magic shows, merry go rounds mockfights, jarigan, jatra etc. are arranged in the fair. Circus parties often bring their trained small tigers, elephants, monkeys, horses, bears to show funny feats. However the largest crowd gathers in the jatra pandal.
The village fair has demerits too. Gambling parties come here and entice innocent people to take part in gambling. Cheats, pick-pockets and criminals come to me fair and commit various kinds of evil deeds. Sometimes children are and this causes great anxiety for the parents. A village fair also creates insanitary conditions. Sweet stalls are open. There is no shed over them. Flies sit on the sweet and dust falls on them. People buy these sweets and eat them. As a result there is every chance the out break of cholera and dysentery.
A village fair is very useful and important. It removes the monotony of life arid brings joys to the villagers. It helps a man to forget his sorrows and sufferings for the time being. People meet their kith and kin and mix with a variety of people. It enables the village ople to show and sell their hand made things. It is of great importance to all.(450-500 words)