Folk Customs from Around the World

Folk customs (a.k.a. traditional customs) are developed and practiced primarily by small, homogeneous groups living in more isolated rural areas. Social customs such as the provision of clothing, shelter, transportation and food have evolved differently in different areas of the world because natural resources vary widely from place to place. Folk customs reflect the benefits and constraints of each group's environment, and through cultural evolution each generation has left its unique imprint on the cultural landscape.


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Clothing and Appearance



Shelter and Settlement



Transportation and Movement



Livestock and Fuel



Food and Water




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