Nifty Buckles
Nifty Buckles

Nifty Buckles

Hi! I'm Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun Folklore Blogger & Fiction Writer. I enjoy write about Folklore from around the world. Follow me on Mastodon @NiftyBuckles


Groundhog Day Origins

2 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Groundhog Day, originated from North America & Europe. In North American weather lore, a Banded Woolybear Caterpillar  or Isabella Tiger Moth or Pyrrharctia isabella (J.E. Smith, 1797 was used in place of a groundhog to predict the near future, weath...

Happy New Year! Discover Celtic New Year Traditions, Beannaichte Hogmanay!

31 Dec 2020 3 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Beannaichte Hogmanay! Happy New Year! The Scottish celebration of Hogmanay is close at hand. Hogmanay is the Gaelic word for the last day of the year, celebrated on New Year’s eve. This is the time of year when Celtic folks in Scotland gather togeth...

Icelandic Yuletide Folklore: The 13 Yule Lads, Grýla and The Yule Cat

18 Dec 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Yuletide folklore would not be the same without Iceland’s 13 Yule lads & Grýla the Mountain Troll & the Yule Cat. Yule Lads or (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar) the countdown begins! Hold the Ho ho ho! Santa Claus move over the 13 Icelandic...

Huldufólk of Iceland: It’s Naughty to Touch Iceland’s Rocks!

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

A very unusual story  was revealed in the Icelandic newspaper, called Fréttablaðið. Meaning in English,  frétt (“news”) +‎ blað (“paper”) concerning some lava stone that a British tourist returned home with him a few years ago. According to the story...

Krampusnacht and Krampus

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Krampusnacht  or Krampus night in (English ) originated in Bavaria, it's a winter festival celebrated on the eve of December the 5th an early pagan custom. People dress in Krampus masks and wear furry sheepskin,costumes with attached chains parading...

The Day of the Dead

1 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

November 1st & 2nd Mexicans celebrate The Day of the Dead by remembering and honoring their deceased ancestors. Mexicans revere their dead ancestors with rich, authentic, and colorful traditions such as La Catrina - skeleton lady, festivals, parades...

Happy Halloween! Catlore

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Happy Halloween!  According to Scottish #catlore the arrival of a strange black cat sitting on your front porch is a sign of good fortune. In Ireland & England  it is regarded as good luck to see a black cat, on your wedding day. or at the start of a...

Once in a Blue  Moon

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Halloween is tonight look to the sky! October is sporting two full Moons this Month: the full Harvest Moon on October 1 and the full Hunter’s Moon which is a Blue Moon on the 31st Halloween or Samhain. A bit of moonlore: To rid oneself o...

Cait Sidhe

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! BLESSED SAMHAIN Ascribing to  Celtic catlore, a faery cat is called ‘Cait Sidhe,’ In Scotland it’s termed Cait Sith. is a spectral cat known to spook the Scottish highlanders.  Cait Sidhe guards entrance into the netherworld...

Sleepy Hollow: The Headless Dullahan in Folklore

26 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Hold onto your heads! The Halloween/Samhain countdown continues... 5 more days!  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short fictional story crafted by Washington Irving in 1820. It was based on folklore of the American Revolution. A Hessian soldier was d...