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Philadelphia will welcome 2018 with Annual Mummers Parade

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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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Struttin’ his stuff: Ferko captain continues the string band’s tradition of New Year’s Day success.

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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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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.

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