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What Is Folklore?

“It’s about the folks!” It is all about what they do and how they do it—and passing along those practices and traditions. Folklore can be found in music, both tunes and lyrics, dancing, working, building, cooking, preserving food, sewing, farming, gardening, playing games, playing with toys and toy making, storytelling, religious practices and customs, poetry, writing, medicine, superstitions, pop-culture…just about everything people do or have done in their day-to-day lives could be considered folklore.

See? You already knew about folklore—(even if you didn't realize it!)