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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.
On Saturday morning, November 18th, at 8:00 a.m., Philadelphia Mummers from 36 different clubs, representing all the various divisions and brigades, will gather at the Mummers Museum for an annual Donation Drive in support of the Philadelphia Veterans House.Read The Full Story »
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
When Megan Flaherty joined the Duffy String Band at age 10, she was too small to carry her bass drum. So Teddy Kudrick retreated from leading the band to march alongside her, holding the drum as she played. On New Year’s Day, a third generation of Kudricks will produce the next captain: Teddy’s 11-year-old son, Jake.Read The Full Story »
Palm Beach Post: “The Christmas parades are over, Thanksgiving is left in the dust and the shiny NYC ball has dropped — what is there to do now? Well, celebrate the New Year of course. New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to do so than Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade. “Read The Full Story »
As seen in the Gloucester City News (NJ): “New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fete 2018 than at Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade, a tradition dating back to 1901 in which 10,000 men, women and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets.”Read The Full Story »
An annual New Year’s Day Philadelphia tradition, the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale brings the mummers indoors for two shows at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. All week long leading up to New Year’s Day, MummersFest invites visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look as the Mummers put the finishing touches on their costumes and routines.Read The Full Story »
Celebrate The New Year in style with the always-colorful Philadelphia Mummers, who march on Broad Street for the 118th time on Monday, January 1, 2018, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. Fans from near and far can enjoy 10,000 Mummers strutting and dancing in their exotic and glittering costumes as part of the oldest continuous folk parade in the United States. The dazzling costumes, dance and music are hallmarks of the annual parade. Read more at http://www.etbtravelnews.globalRead The Full Story »
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 »