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Mummers Parade in City of Brotherly Love
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Posted on 01/01/2011 8:08:36 AM PST by JoeProBono

The Annual Mummers Parade will once again run along Broad Street in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. The Mummers Parade is held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Local clubs (usually called “New Years Associations”) compete in one of four categories (Comics, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades).

They prepare elaborate costumes and moveable scenery, which take months to complete. This is done in clubhouses, many of which are located on or near 2nd Street (called “Two Street” by some local residents)[1] in the Pennsport neighborhood of South Philadelphia, which also serve as social gathering places for members.

This year will mark the 111th edition of the Mummers Parade and city officials have made many improvements to the event such as more bleachers, washrooms and food stands.

the Mummers do their parade along Broad Street and they will be celebrate with their often colorful costumes and accessories. In this year, fireworks and mummers will assist to ring in the New Year in the region of Philadelphia . The Mummers Parade traces back to mid-17th century roots, blending elements from Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German and other European heritages, as well as African-American heritage. The parade is related to the Mummers Play tradition from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Revivals of this tradition are still celebrated annually in South Gloucestershire, England on Boxing Day and in parts of Ireland on St. Stephen’s Day.

Swedes, Philadelphia’s first settlers, brought the custom of visiting neighbors on “Second Day Christmas” (December 26) with them to Tinicum. This was soon extended through New Year’s Day with costumed celebrants loudly parading through the city


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KEYWORDS: mummers; newyears; parade; pennsylvania


1 posted on 01/01/2011 8:08:37 AM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 01/01/2011 8:10:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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I wonder how long before the muslims demand their own parade to celebrate their vile holidays.


3 posted on 01/01/2011 8:13:06 AM PST by thethirddegree
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4 posted on 01/01/2011 8:13:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Loreena Mckennitt - The Mummers' Dance

5 posted on 01/01/2011 8:14:29 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono

What time does it step off and is it broadcast?


6 posted on 01/01/2011 8:17:39 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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Avalon String Band Mummers 2008
7 posted on 01/01/2011 8:20:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Shady

NOW!Yes.


8 posted on 01/01/2011 8:21:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Sometimes broadcast nationally but not this year...


9 posted on 01/01/2011 8:23:22 AM PST by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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Quaker City Band Mummers 2008

10 posted on 01/01/2011 8:24:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Spinal Tap - Stonehenge
11 posted on 01/01/2011 8:24:07 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono

Avalon comes to our St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in the Twilight Zone most every year...they are fantastic!!!


12 posted on 01/01/2011 8:32:29 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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2009 Quaker City String Band

13 posted on 01/01/2011 8:32:44 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: thethirddegree
Islam only has TWO holidays ~ one of them is 28 days long.

Except in Iran and Pakistan celebration of other holidays is violently suppressed.

14 posted on 01/01/2011 8:33:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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When is the Mummers Parade going to enter the 21st century and start streaming video online?


15 posted on 01/01/2011 8:39:03 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Mummers Practice (LOL!)


16 posted on 01/01/2011 8:43:32 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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17 posted on 01/01/2011 8:48:27 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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WooHooo watching it now.The weather is fine.My husband might drive down to see the String Bands.Years ago when I use to go the young men would run over and say Happy New Year and kiss you:)Had their makeup all over my face.


18 posted on 01/01/2011 8:51:09 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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They use my street as a Porta-Potty.


19 posted on 01/01/2011 8:52:22 AM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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Streets Of Philadelphia

20 posted on 01/01/2011 9:03:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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21 posted on 01/01/2011 9:20:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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That is hilarious! Hats off to the groups! Channel 17 has video of all of the units, watching them...looks like a blast!


22 posted on 01/01/2011 9:22:03 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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Froggy Carr Mummers coming up:)My Fav.Hoodat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WlgDLypl-U


23 posted on 01/01/2011 9:50:43 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: JoeProBono
Never understood it. Bad music, drunken men (and now a few women) in make-up, sequins and feathers and the l__o__n__g__e__s__t parade in the universe, although since they, in an incongruous action of simultaneously super commercializing (by moving peoples favorite part into a paid venue) and socializing it (by demanding municipal funding assistance), have gotten shorter.

Years ago, after a being forced for years to watch it in black and white on TV, I went with a girlfriend to the parade thinking that the live experience would be better. I was wrong. Huge gaps of nothing going on and the coldest I've ever been in my life.

I guess it is just something beyond my comprehension.
24 posted on 01/01/2011 9:54:41 AM PST by Free_SJersey (Celebrate Diversity------------ Divide and Conquer?)
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25 posted on 01/01/2011 9:56:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Guess it's a South Philly thing


26 posted on 01/01/2011 10:01:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Hoodat Hoodat Hoodat Froggy Carr.Check it out they had the beer truck in the middle of the guys on TV,900 people strong this year.


27 posted on 01/01/2011 10:04:37 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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