Two links, albeit indirect, to East Kent in this tweet. First it comes from the Hoodeners, a tradition specific to the area. Secondly, there’s a case to be made that some local traditions may have originated in Germanic paganism, and arrived here via migration.
Probably only of interest to scholars & true folklore enthusiasts, but today we discovered this: https://t.co/RMvCPZw9Vu – if you’ve read The Golden Bough (all of it?!), this 1919 Origin of German Carnival Comedy’s a good follow-up.
— The Hoodeners (@Hoodeners) August 2, 2018
As the tweet suggests, this is a 50-page article, heavily referenced with footnotes, and not for the casual reader.