Baishakhi mela (fair) is a fair which is held regularly every year in the month of Baishakh, the first Bengali month. Baishakhi mela bears an image of the rural Bangladesh. It beautifully reflects the true rural picture of our country.
In a Baishakhi mela, stalls of various things and articles of daily necessity are set up. In these stalls potteries and traditional handicrafts, bamboo flutes etc. are mostly available. In such a fair sometimes some cultural functions of the traditional Bangla folk song, zaree, sharee, bhawaia and zatra are held. People of all ages go to Baishakhi mela to buy things and enjoy it. Especially boys and girls go there with their elders and enjoy much. Baishakhi mela is held at different places of the rural areas throughout the month of Baishakh. Nowadays Baishakhi mela is also noticeable in towns and cities. However, it establishes a relationship between the village life and city life. It is a source of joy and mental recreation.
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