Folklore permeates the everyday lives of people around the world. We inherit a rich tradition of holidays, festivals, language, stories and fairy tales, proverbs, foodways, and folk remedies that define our society and our place within it. World Folklore and Folklife provides an exciting and accessible way to explore this vast and growing treasury of knowledge. Subjects covered in this database include: celebrations and rituals, food and drink, holidays and festivals, music and dance, religion and belief, tales, myths, urban legends, and traditional arts and crafts. For colleges, World Folklore and Folklife offers the opportunity for students to research topics as varied as literature, gender roles, and cultural studies. All content is fully-indexed and cross-searchable, and the user-friendly interface makes searching or browsing quick and effective.