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Folk Customs

Customs are usually categorised as Calendar, Life-Cycle or Occupational

The number of folk customs in England alone is staggering. It seems that nearly every hamlet and every day of the year has some custom associated with it.

It would be nice to think that all these customs are ancient celtic, pagan rites that have been passed down. Maybe some are but a lot aren't. Some owe more than a touch to the 'Merrie England' brigade.

A list of some fairly well known folk customs: