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 in an open space or on the bank of the river or near a banyan tree.

Occasion: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. t was observed on the occasion of the harvest-home.Visiting the fair 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 fields around the big other 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.

Activities 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, 1 bought a mouth-organ and some Sweetmeats.

Conclusion : 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, 1 have learnt many things about rural life and culture. Really, the memory of this fair will remain ever fresh in my mind.

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