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A Long & Strong Tradition
The New Year’s Day parade is a 118 year, unique Philadelphia tradition that is pure fun, enjoyment, and folk art, has withstood the test of time because of the strength of the diverse communities the mummers represent.
This year all team captains received special training on appropriate satire. We encourage all those who will be participating in the 2017 New Year’s Day Parade to watch through them and let’s make this year’s parade the best ever!
Mummers For Good
The Mummers are involved in many community support activities throughout the year, while they’re not entertaining us on New Year’s Day.
In the last two months alone, the Huntingdon Valley resident has shipped 40 large boxes of toiletries and other comforts of home to the Pat Tillman Memorial USO at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan as the point man for the Philadelphia Mummers Murray Comic Club to support U.S. troops.Read The Full Story »
News & Press
Mummery is in Thomas D’Amore’s blood. His father was a Mummer. So were his two brothers. And D’Amore, 28, has been one since he was 11 years old. This year, he brought home a title that shows his dedication to the tradition, and to the Bridesburg-based Joseph A. Ferko String Band: First Prize Captain of the 2017 Mummers Parade String Band DivisionRead The Full Story »
African-American performance groups who showed in the Mummers Parade said they were glad to be a part of the Mummers’ ongoing effort to diversify.Read The Full Story »
The Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) today applauded the Philadelphia Mummers Association for organizing a more inclusive and respectful Mummers Parade.Read The Full Story »
“We see ourselves as ambassadors to the city of Philadelphia and sharing one of the great treasures that Philadelphia has.” — Tom Loomis, President of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band AssociationRead The Full Story »
Click here to see how your favorite Mummers finished in the New Year’s Day competition!Read The Full Story »
NOW THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS: The city’s annual Mummers Parade quieted critics who raised concerns about racially or culturally insensitive displays in previous years, with marchers putting on a family friendly New Year’s Day show that still entertained spectators crowded along the milelong route.Philly's Mummers Parade offers new year a lively welcome
“Everybody’s welcome. We’ll take all of them. The parade is evolving. They have every right to be in it. It’s a no-brainer.” – Landi Comics Captain Chuck TomascoMummers 2017, diversity on display in a multicultural comic club
“What is 2.95 miles long, 69 feet wide, 12 feet high and covered with feathers?”
“The Philadelphia Mummers Parade!”