folklife

noun
folk·​life | \ ˈfōk-ˌlīf How to pronounce folklife (audio) \

Definition of folklife

: the traditions, activities, skills, and products (such as handicrafts) of a particular people or group

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Folklife is also celebrating the 20th birthday of Seattle Center’s Festál, which honors various community traditions, including the Diwali Festival of Lights, Brasilfest, Festival Sundiata and the Iranian Festival. Paul De Barros, The Seattle Times, "2018 Northwest Folklife Festival in danger of being canceled," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of folklife

1864, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near folklife

folkie

folkish

folkland

folklife

folklike

folklore

folklorism

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