Folklore conversation questions
Folklore /ˈfəʊklɔːr/ refers to the body of tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs transmitted within a particular population.
- How important do you think folklore is in defining cultural identity?
- Is maintaining a cultural identity important, or should we all try to become one global culture?
- How much folklore is transmitted through schools? Do you think schools should make a point of transmitting folklore or is that the responsibility of each family?
- Can you think of any traditional proverbs or sayings from your country? Do you know if they have their equivalent in English?
- How many traditional dances are there in your country? Do you know how to dance any of them?
- Does your region have any traditional costume? Have you ever worn it? On what occasions do people wear it?
- Is it still possible to find people, shepherds, for instance, in remote areas of your country who can transmit tales and oral history? Have you met any?
- In your country's folklore are there stories of:
- What other themes are common in mythology?
- What is the difference between religion and folklore?