Great article here about the meaning of the animal skull masks/costumes and their traditions in British folk culture.

Great article here about the meaning of the animal skull masks/costumes and their traditions in British folk culture.

Bulgarian 'kukeri' believed to drive away evil spirits

Bulgaria holidays 2010: A country rich with mythology, folklore - and bagpipes

Axel Hoedt: Fastnacht  By Magdalene Keaney  - in Germany's southern villages.

Axel Hoedt: Fastnacht By Magdalene Keaney - in Germany's southern villages.

"Merrie England": Tim Walker Shoots English Folk Culture for Vogue UK July 2011. Castleton Garland Day: As the reigning king of the Castleton Garland, Jon Haddock is adorned with a bell-shape bouquet of wild flowers. The 30kg garland is carried from pub to pub, in the company of a queen, a silver brass band and morris dancer girls before being hoisted to the top of the church tower.

"Merrie England": Tim Walker Shoots English Folk Culture for Vogue UK July 2011. Castleton Garland Day: As the reigning king of the Castleton Garland, Jon Haddock is adorned with a bell-shape bouquet of wild flowers. The 30kg garland is carried from pub to pub, in the company of a queen, a silver brass band and morris dancer girls before being hoisted to the top of the church tower.

Charles Fréger’s Wilder Photographs Explore Folk Traditions On The Edge Of Wilderness | Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

Charles Fréger’s Wilder Photographs Explore Folk Traditions On The Edge Of Wilderness | Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

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