Friday, January 4, 2013

A village fair

a village fair, village fair, fair, village, village festival, 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 entertainment . Some fairs last for a day or two and some for days tougher. Men, women and children eagerly wait for the day.
Where Held:
 A village fair generlly site on the bank of a river, or a big canal or tank. Some fair also site 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. 
Things bought and sold:
 A village fair serves as a sort of exhibition of village products. Things of many kinds and tastes are brought here for show hand made goods. Potter make various types of earthen pots, dolls and some fashionable good 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 come with 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, earthenware, brass ware iron, ware sharers etc.
Special attraction:
 A village fair is an occasion  of great joy  and excitement among the villagers, Circus, Magic show, merry go rounds mock fights, jarigan, jatra etc. are arranged in monkeys, horses, and bears to show funny feats. However the larges crowd gathers in the jatra pandal.
Demerits :
 The village fair has demerits  too. Gambling parties come here and entice innocent people to take part in gambling. Cheats pick-pockets, criminals and village mas tans come to the fair and commit various kinds of evil deeds. Sometimes children are lost and this causes great anxiety for the parents..A village fair also creates insanitary conditions. Sweet stalls are open. There is no shed over the4m. Flies sit on the sweet and dust falls on them., People buy these sweets and eat them. As  a result there is very chince of the  out break of cholera and dysentery.
 A village fair is very useful and important. it removes the montony of life and bring 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 kin and mix with a variety of pople . It enables the village people to show and sell their and made  things. It is of great important to all.


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