Introduction: a village fair is a gathering of village people. It is usually held annually or periodically at a certain place on the occasion of Bengali new year’s day or a religious festival. It lasts for a day or two. It is generally held inane open space or on the bank of the river or near a banyan tree.
Occasion: one the fixed day, I along with two of my cousins started for the fair at 10 a.m. entering into the fair, we found hydrides of booths, stalls, and tents in the fields around the big banyan tree. I came to know that the traders, craftsmen and other interested people come to the place the previous day. Various kinds of goods such as dolls, earthenwares, toys, flutes, balloons, basket, and imitation ornaments etc. Were displayed there in an attractive manner to draw the attention of the customer. Food of all kinds was also available at the fair.
Activities in the air: we begin to walk along the lanes between rows of the booth. 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 some time. Then we enjoyed a circus show. Coming out or 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 a mouth-organ and some sweetmeats.
Conclusion: I had been sweating profusely since I got into the crowd. So, we came out to their crowd and started for home in the afternoon. Form my visit to the fair, I have learned many things about rural and culture. Really, the memory of this fair will remain ever fresh in my mind.
A Village Fair I Visited
Introduction: Cowper says, ‘variety is the spice of life.’ A village fair is an occasion of great variety and source of joy and pleasure for the village people. it is a much looked for the occasion for them.
Place and occasion: a village fair is usually held on the occasion of Bengali New Year’s Day or a religious festival. It is generally held in an open space or on the bank of a river or near a banyan tree. It lasts for a day or two.
Description: I had an opportunity of visiting a village fair held in our neighboring village on the occasion of Bengali New Year’s Day. It took place around a large banyan tree. I went to the fair along with two of my cousins. We found hundreds of booths, stalls, and tents in the fields around the big banyan tree. I came to know that the traders, craftsmen and other interested people come to the place the previous day. People from all walks of life rushed to the fair. There was an ear-deafening bustle of the crowd all around. There was a great variety go goods such as toy’s, dolls, earthenwares, fluted balloons, baskets, imitation ornaments etc. in the fair. Foods of all kinds were also available in the fair.
We watched the men, women, and children busy seeing. Looking and buying different things for themselves and for their dear and near ones. We moved a little forward with great difficulty and found a miniature exhibition for handmade things of the rural artisans and craftsmen. Then we came to a place where there were various forms of amusements. A traveling Jatra-Party, a circus party, and merry-go-rounds were the additions attractions of the fair. We were greatly amused to see a magician showing his tricks to the crowd. Thus seeing and enjoying the time to return home came up. Then I made some purchases after my taste and choice and started for home. It goes without saying that I came to learn many things about rural life and culture from my visit to the fair.
Conclusion: the memory of the fair shall remain ever fresh in my mind. The melodious song of a snake-charmer with the eye-chanting dancing of big snakes touched my heart very deeply.
“The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.”