A village fair is an annual affair in our village life. It is basically a large gathering of rural people on a particular occasion. It is like a mirror that reflects the emblem of rural life, culture, art and heritage. A village fair generally sits by focusing a day of great importance in our village life. It is held on the occasions of some religious festivals or local important events. It sits on the 1st day of Baishakh, the first month of Hizri year or on the day of Charka Puja and so on. Sometimes it is held on national occasions. It is usually held on the bank of a river or by the side of village bazaar or under a spreading banyan tree or in front of a temple or a Dargah. A village fair is an exhibition in miniature of rural products. The rural artists and craftsmen come from far and near village with their artifacts.
Various kinds of decorated and painted articles of wood, bamboo and cane are found in the fair. Different kinds of fancy goods such as cloths, toys, utensils, cosmetics, sweets and seasonal fruits are also available there. Everybody buy things according to their tastes and choices. Some special and attractive arrangements are made in the fair to amuse the visitors. Circus, magic shows, Jatra are the main attractions of them. Merry-go round, puppet shows, mock-fights and the lotteries are also arranged to attract the people. A village fair is not free from drawbacks. There are gambling and haunt of pick-pockets.
Because of these evil people, innocent villagers often become penniless. Very often unhygienic sweet and food items are served among customers. As a result, there is a very chance of the out break of cholera, dysentery and so on. Very recently, young generation is getting addicted by drugs in such a fair. In spite of having negative aspects, a village fair appears before the villagers with all the opportunities for joys and pleasures to them. It reminds us our culture and tradition. It inspires the skilled hands and collage industries and helps them by building up economy. Moreover, it is a part of our culture, custom and ethnicity.
Pakistani village life is the traditional rural life of the people of Pakistan.
The rural villagers of Pakistan commonly live in houses made of bricks, clay or mud. These typically have two or three rooms which house extended families. In the modern days they are living by making separate home for each family but they don't live way from each other, they are extending their villages by making more homes. In Gongrani, Baluchistan, people live in homes built within cliff-side caves that are connected by walkways. Most of the villagers are farmers but other rural occupations include blacksmiths, hairdressers and tailorers, shepherds.
The traditional culture of the village is now subject to change due to the effects upon village society from the introduction of modern technology, such as pumps and tube wells for irrigation. Resistance to social and cultural changes exists among Pakistani village inhabitants, and varying methods of managing these changes have been tried.
Socioeconomic status among rural Pakistani villagers is often based upon the ownership of agricultural land, which also may provide social prestige in village cultures. The majority of rural Pakistani inhabitants livelihoods is based upon the rearing of livestock, which also comprises a significant part of Pakistan's gross domestic product. Some livestock raised by rural Pakistanis include cattle and goats.
- ^ abBlack, Carolyn (2002), Pakistan: The People, p. 18, ISBN 9780778793472
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 104.
- ^S.M.H. Zaidi (1970), The village culture in transition. A study of East Pakistan rural society.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 102.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 105.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 106.