Baishakhi Mela/My Visit to a Baishakhi Mela- Paragraph
Baishakhi Mela/My Visit to a Baishakhi Mela
Baishakhi Mela or Baishakhi Fair is a native culture of the Bangalee nation. Arranging Baishakhi Mela is an age-old tradition in this Bangla land. It is usually held on the first day of the Bangla New Year at a village market or under a big tree or on an open large field. People of all ages, caste, and creed gather the Mela and enjoy it. Last year I, with my friend Milon, went to visit a Baishakhi fair at the nearby village on the other side of a river. We crossed the river by a ferry boat and reached the Mela at about 11 a.m. There was a big crowd in and around the Mela spot. We saw that there were many stalls of different playthings for children. There were also attractive shops of clay dolls, toys, sweetmeat, native cakes, utensils, fancy goods and so on. Women crowded at the shop dressing them colorfully and with ornaments. At one corner, there were shops of some special products like cane and wooden furniture, handicrafts, and readymade garments. People were visiting and buying things in a jovial mood. Children usually attended the fair catching hold of the hand of their father, elder brother or maternal uncle. They were playing flute and making merry. Some were wearing mask as if all the joys of the Mela centered round them. I bought some toys and a flute for my younger sister. At one corner outside the mela area was the Puppet show pandal. We also enjoyed a puppet show there which was amazing indeed. We passed there about three hours and returned home at afternoon. Really visiting a Baishakhi Mela is a thrilling experience which gets us acquainted with our native glorious culture anew.