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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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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.

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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. “

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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.”

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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.

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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.global

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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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Philadelphia Mummers Parade Divisions

See you New Year’s Day!