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aka Greensleeves
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(3/29/07 5:10 pm)


ISO folklore calendar/s
I'm looking for some kind of reference (book/calendar/online) that discusses various folklore and customs attached to particular dates--All Fool's Day, Mayday, All Hallow's, etc (and preferably lesser-known ones). I have a copy of George Long's Folklore Calendar on order, and I know Simpson & Roud cover a lot of this (but, alas, alphabetically, not chronologically). But I'd like more info. I'm generally interested in the customs of Europe and North America... but certainly welcome any resource that covers the rest of the world as well.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Veronica Schanoes
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(3/30/07 3:32 pm)


Re: ISO folklore calendar/s
Oh, God, I know I once read a book like this--it was actually on British folklore, but it was broken up by calendar and everything, and now I can't remember the title. Damn. I'm sorry.

bluewyvern
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(4/8/07 7:08 pm)


Re: ISO folklore calendar/s
There are two sites I've found that I like for this kind of thing. One is the Wilson's Almanac Book of Days, a one-man project with loads of links, facts, quotes, trivia, history, lore, and other information for each day of the year. The site design is a bit cluttered and overenthusiastic, but there is a lot of interesting stuff there.

The other is Living in Season, a daily blog that is primarily focused on botanical lore, but has a lot of other information about seasons, holidays, folklore, and traditions. It's thoughtful and informative, and much easier on the eyes.

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