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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.

Educational Sessions

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.

News & Press

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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 Di­vi­sion

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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.

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The Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) today applauded the Philadelphia Mummers Association for organizing a more inclusive and respectful Mummers Parade.

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“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 Association

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Click here to see how your favorite Mummers finished in the New Year’s Day competition!

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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
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“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 Tomasco

Mummers 2017, diversity on display in a multicultural comic club
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“What is 2.95 miles long, 69 feet wide, 12 feet high and covered with feathers?”
“The Philadelphia Mummers Parade!”

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Philadelphia Mummers Parade Divisions

See you New Year’s Day!