On August 22nd we celebrate the World day of Folklore.

The day has been celebrated since 2018 on the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the aim of popularizing the traditional folklore of countries around the world, as well as encouraging its preservation.

It is the anniversary of the publication (1846) in London (Great Britain) of an article by the British scientist William Thoms in the Athenaeum magazine, in which he used the word folklore for the first time as a unifying term for the customs, manners and local traditions of different peoples.