Author Archives: ltauber

Carnival: South America’s Pre-Lent Festival

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (JZ).  JZ: Carnival happens for a reason, but it’s not for me, really. Honestly, no one knows, or no one cares… But it is religious related. I did look it up once, though… It always happens before Ash Wednesday, which… Continue Reading »

American Halloween Parties: A Festival

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my mother/informant (ET).  ET: I went to Catholic school growing up, and we always had All Saints Day off, which is the day after Halloween, so we’d always have big sleepovers on Halloween. You know, since no one was going to school… Continue Reading »

Yearbooks as Folk Art

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (MS).  MS: So, a yearbook is traditionally issued at the end of the school year when you’re in elementary school through high school… and they have pictures of everyone in the school taken throughout the year… and you’ll usually write… Continue Reading »

Friendship Bracelets as Folk Art

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (AT).  AT: When I think friendship bracelets, I think of taking strands of embroidery floss, and you knot or braid them in these different patterns, and then when they’re like fully woven, you give them to your friends. The whole… Continue Reading »