Rachel Wilkinson traces the incredible tradition of the Glen Rock Carolers from Sheffield, UK, to Pennsylvania, USA, up with the Christmas dawn for 174 years.
Customs, Rituals and Traditions
Discover traditional folk customs, rituals and traditions on the Tradfolk.co website. From wassailing to Yule, and the arc of the year in-between.
Heading to the Sheffield Carols? Want to know where to go, what songs to sing and a little of the etiquette? We've got you covered.
Meet Douglas Kell, occasional Whittlesea Straw Bear and the latest director of the Straw Bear Festival, and find out what it means to be one of the UK's most-loved folk icons.
Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk discuss their rapidly growing tribe, their connection with nature, and the launch of their Lughnasadh Folk Festival.
Everything you ever wanted to know about April Fools' Day (All Fools' Day), from origins to the UK's first known prank.
Bampton Morris dancing is known worldwide for its extraordinary lineage. We chat to one of the tradition bearers and dig into the history.
Newcomers to the world of traditional customs and rituals very quickly come face to face with beasts and hobby horses. In this article, we attempt to offer some explanation for the inexplicable.
Everything you ever wished to know about the long-surviving custom, beating the bounds, but were too afraid to ask.
Grab your driveller, dip your dwile, gather your girt, and let's go t'gither. Welcome to the oh-so dignified sport of dwile flonking.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, was traditionally as much about sporting events as it was about stuffing your belly with fritters. Here's what you need to know.
St Agnes Day was traditionally a time when young women were able to bring about visions of their future lovers and husbands. Here's how...
Of all the esoteric traditions and rituals that take place across the UK, the Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling contest is...