Here are a couple of folklore and stories associated with Chinese New Year. I have grown up with these stories as they are part of tradition and culture.
An excerpt from Helen Nde’s book “The Runaway Princess and Other Stories”, a collection of short stories recounting the deeds and misdeeds of memorable women from African history, legend, and folklore.
In North America, legends of haunted places often claim they have been built on an “Indian burial ground.” Indigenous burial ground urban legends are so widely shared they’ve become a part of popular culture. Writers used them repeatedly as a literary device in horror until they became a comedic cliché and eventually a meme.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The #Halloween Spooktacular, Thursday October 27th, 2022 (9.30am-7.30pm BST)! We’re excited to announce the annual #HalloweenSpooktacular will return this year. Yes, the fabulous #FolkloreThursday hosts are BACK to retweet your spooky lore! The theme will be … *drumroll* … folklore of ghosts and the supernatural for Halloween and Samhain! Be there or be taken […]
I have always especially loved nature folklore. It provides such a beautiful glimpse into how people use signs from nature as a way to navigate daily life. It reveals how attuned people used to be to the natural world and the ebb and flow of the seasons. Spotting certain animals or birds came to be associated with good or bad fortune; plants and flowers were used as cures; and stories of fantastical creatures, such as fairies and elves, were told to account for unexplained events.