Everyday Folklore: An Almanac for the Ritual Year

Designer: Murdoch Books

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"A joyful, eccentric and often downright weird book that I will keep by my bedside all year round” Lia Leendertz, author of The Almanac

For the curious and the adventurous! Turn to any date and you'll find something to learn or do suggested by folklore of the day, the month, or the season.

Some suggestions will take no more effort than sticking your head out the window to look at the clouds, while others might involve knee pads and scouring giant chalk horses cut into hillsides. Taking inspiration from folklore found around the world, each daily entry is a tiny snapshot of what goes on – be it animal or plant lore, love predictions, the zodiac, the supernatural, food, festivals, divination, anniversaries, the weather or luck. By following the customs and traditions of the ritual year, you'll find yourself becoming more engaged with what's happening about you and discover how every month and season creates its own identity.

Dip into this fascinating book at any time of the year and discover something new and intriguing about the world around you. Just beware of the hare...

"An inspiring way to start every day with more joy and fascination." Robin Ince

"Everyday Folklore is a wonderfully well-researched collection of various folk traditions from through the UK and abroad for each day of the calendar year. The beauty of Liza’s style is in her combination of humor and depth of knowledge in an approachable and endlessly entertaining 365 day-by-day folklore journey” Aaron Bobick, host of The Appalachian Folklore Podcast

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.79 x 19.3 cm