Folklore \Folk"lore`\, n., or Folk lore \Folk" lore`\ .
Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people.

The definition does not begin to allow us to understand folklore and its importance to Slovaks, who see it as a collection of cultural events which are realized in many forms including spoken word, performed, danced, acted out or sung with or without the accompanying of music. These folklore traditions are very dependent on their importance of the collective memory of the Slovak people. In addition, folklore is interwoven with ethnicity, whereby folklore traditions differentiate one group of people, town or region from another which is very much alive to this day and which is presented here in its many forms.

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Last update on May 11, 1997.