Send your Pics in for #FolklifeHalloween2014


pumpkin2The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is conducting an experimental online collecting project for the first time this year and wants your help and participation.

The American Folklife Center is interested in looking at photos taken by a diverse cross-section of Americans in order to capture this year’s celebrations of the Fall holidays –  Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Día de los Muertos, and La Toussaint.

Between October 22 and November 5, 2014, AFC invites you to document in photographs how you, your friends, your family, and your community celebrate, perform, and experience traditions of the season.  AFC is also interested in considering some of these photos for inclusion in the collections of the Library of Congress.

To participate in this event, take photos of traditional festive, religious, spiritual, and social practices related to these holidays.  Then share them online with a description, using the tag #FolklifeHalloween2014.

Just tweet your photos or post them to Facebook with the #FolklifeHalloween2014 tag.  However, if you would like your photos to be considered for a place in the Library of Congress’s collections, it is recommend that you use the Flickr photo sharing site, and add a Creative Commons license.

Check here for detailed instructions on how to participate.







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