Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk discuss their rapidly growing tribe, their connection with nature, and the launch of their Lughnasadh Folk Festival.
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.
Of all the esoteric traditions and rituals that take place across the UK, the Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling contest is...
Bampton Morris dancing is known worldwide for its extraordinary lineage. We chat to one of the tradition bearers and dig into the history.
Once a year, over the long Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the occupants of Combe Martin, the Earl of Rone Council, and a fair number of spectators enact this fascinating tradition. Alex Hurr takes a deep dive into its history, but warns of distinct fever-dream vibes along the way.
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.
The Tradfolk Morris Dancing guide is here to help you find your nearest side come rain or shine. Send us your info, share this guide around, and let the Morris commence.
Everything you ever wanted to know about April Fools' Day (All Fools' Day), from origins to the UK's first known prank.
Is it possible to learn how to Morris dance in one month flat? Rachel Wilkinson is about to find out in the first ever Tradfolk Rachallenge.
Help us create a directory of May Day Morris dances so that people can find their way to dancing the sun up somewhere locally.
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.
From 17th-century party games to spooky charms, we dig into the origins of one of the oldest living customs still observed in modern times: Valentine's Day.