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Ribbons, Flowers and Locks

  • 21/11/2023
  • 18:00-19:00
  • Online talk

Ribbons, Flowers and Locks: A Review of some Contemporary Practices

A Folklore Society online talk, by George Monger

Tues 21 November 2023, 18:00 GMT

George Monger looks at ribbons, floral tributes, love-locks and other customary practices which came to prominence in the 20th century.

‘In 1971, I witnessed a bride-to-be being decorated and paraded around the workplace on the her last day at work before her wedding. These observations were published in Folklore. This talk will review three contemporary cultural developments which have apparently arisen during the latter half of the twentieth century, the workplace pre-wedding customs, the memorialization of the site of a tragedy and the symbolic locking of relationships.’

George Monger is a heritage and museums consultant and member of the Folklore Society since the late 1960s, and is a past member of the Folklore Society Committee. He is the author of Marriage Customs of the World: from Henna to Honeymoons (ABC-Clio, 2004) revised and enlarged to 2 volumes in 2013 as Marriage Customs of the World. Amongst his other publications George Monger revised and enlarged English Customs and Traditions and wrote Discovering the Customs and Traditions of Marriage for Shire Publications, was a consultant and contributor to the Readers Digest publication The Origins of Everyday Things and contributed chapters to Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages and Intimate Relationships and Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia.

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