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 Dashara is the biggest festival in our village. 

People worship the goddess Durga during the festival. 

An image of the goddess is placed on a pandal. The pandal is decorated with flowers, festoons of green leaves and coloured paper. 

On the festival day, there is the beating of drums and feasting and merry-making. 

We go about in our best clothes, eat sweets and play games. 

Our schools are closed. 

Friends and relatives are invited to take part in the festival. 

After the festival, the image of the goddess is taken out in a procession and put into a pond or river. 

We are sad when the festival closes and our school opens again.