The Jack-in-the-Green was (and indeed is) a traditional participant in May celebrations and May Day parades in the UK.
You’re obviously already interested enough to know what folklore is, right? Yet the more we look at folklore, the less confident we can be about straightforward certainties.
According to some, leaving shoes on the table is a harbinger of death. This originates from the practice of honouring fatalities in the mining industry.
Sheep have been integral to British life for thousands of years, and a long tradition of lore has developed around shepherds and their flocks.