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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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“Once you see the breath, when you wake up in the morning, you see your breath in the air when you’re going to work, then the only thing on your mind is January 1st!”

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Mayor Kenney is hoping some training will result in a Mummers parade that doesn’t offend. From the sound of the string bands to the fancy strut in their step, the parade requires months of preparation and for the first time, some training in cultural sensitivity.

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We, the Presidents of the five traditional Mummers Divisions, categorically reject expressions of hate and bigotry.

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‘Tis the season of giving and more than three dozen Mummers groups are working to do their part.

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For over 100 years, Philadelphians have flocked to Broad Street on New Year’s Day to celebrate their beloved Mummers . . .

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Philadelphia Mummers Parade Divisions

See you New Year’s Day!