Skip to comments.Mummers Parade in City of Brotherly Love
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 Years 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) 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. Stephens Day.
Swedes, Philadelphias first settlers, brought the custom of visiting neighbors on Second Day Christmas (December 26) with them to Tinicum. This was soon extended through New Years Day with costumed celebrants loudly parading through the city
I wonder how long before the muslims demand their own parade to celebrate their vile holidays.
What time does it step off and is it broadcast?
Sometimes broadcast nationally but not this year...
Avalon comes to our St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in the Twilight Zone most every year...they are fantastic!!!
Except in Iran and Pakistan celebration of other holidays is violently suppressed.
When is the Mummers Parade going to enter the 21st century and start streaming video online?
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.
They use my street as a Porta-Potty.
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