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A European folk tale, Little Red Riding Hood; illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911

Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and more within a particular people. This also includes the oral traditions of that culture, popular culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics.[1]

The famous folk tale is Little Red Riding Hood (in European culture).

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  1. "William John Thomas". The Folklore Society. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2022.