Jose John May 28, 2015 No Comments
A VILLAGE FAIR Every year, in the first week of May, soon after Holi, a big fair is held near our village. It is held in memory of a Hindu saint, who worked hard for the upliftment of the nearby villages. His Samadhi is just outside our village at a distance of about half a mile. The preparation for the fair began a week or two earlier, under the guidance of Village Panchayat members. The whole place was swept clean and shrubs and bushes were removed. A temporary bazaar was set up and stalls were allotted to traders who displayed their wares for sale. These wares include items of public interest. On the appointed day villagers from far and near, flocked to the place to the fair called “Sadhu Mela”. There was much dancing and merry making.  Drums were beaten and rustic songs were sung. People passed singly or in groups through the bazaar and enjoyed themselves. There were huge crowds in front of the toys shop and confectioner’s shop. At some places acrobats and rope dancers were showing their feats. At another place merry go-rounds were crowded with boys and girls, men and women. The jugglers and snake charmers also had a busy time. The snake charmer played...
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