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What Is Folklore?

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A group of people at a table constructing decorative items with paper
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Zafiro Acevedo leads a piñata-making workshop, Rutherford, NJ, 2003. Photo by Emily Socolov

Find out more about our field, what folklorists do, and where to learn more. Published by the American Folklore Society, whatisfolklore.org provides a beginner’s introduction to folklore and resources to extend your exploration of this diverse field of study.

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