In Grameen Bangla, horse racing has a century-old tradition. It is extremely popular in rural communities. Horse races are still held in the village. The entire village congregates at the horse race’s centre, sits in the field fair, and thousands of people congregate. It’s a small thrill amidst the village’s white soil existence.
The village’s paddy fields have been converted into a recreational space to signify a circular site within the banana plantation. Furthermore, some people stand while others sit in a circle.
Each eye is fixed on a single point. The horse is rushing through the middle of the field. This is a quick run, not a stroll. When you came to a halt, you were riding on your back and whipping. Equines are galloping around the arena. The acceleration then accelerates even further. This is referred to as horse racing.
In rural places, the dry season provides good entertainment. At this time of year, there is a lot of horse racing in the village’s vacant paddy fields. The community attracts residents of all ages. This is a competition centred on horses. In addition, the fair had turned icy. Horse racing will take place during the day, while a fair will take place at night. The music and journeys are unfortunately no longer available.
Horse races are still held in numerous regions, even if they are no longer organised in rural areas. It’s timed to coincide with the start of the winter season. Horse races are still held in the special districts of Naogaon, Tangail, Sylhet, Nawabganj, Khulna, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, Habiganj Haor region, and Jhalokati.
The campaign began three months ago. All of these places have a tradition of hosting horses, horse riders, and horse breeders. In addition, as a show of respect for the guests, horse racing competitors are encouraged to stay in town throughout.