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8 of America’s most dazzling holiday parades

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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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Celebrate New Year’s Day Like A Local At Philly’s Mummer’s 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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Fancy Brigade Finale and MummersFest

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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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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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