For many people, the word “folklore” is synonymous with the past: beliefs at odds with contemporary society; myth and legend, even magic.
It is true that folklore helps us learn about our ancestors and their lives. As we continue to mark Armistice Day with a two-minute silence, we understand the momentousness of the end of the first world war. In some parts of England, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 is still celebrated as Oak Apple Day.
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