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New Years Day and the Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Philadelphia Mummers String BandNew Years Day and the Philadelphia Mummers Parade

It's a New Year in a New Decade after a Blue Moon last night.  The future is unfolding and again one is given a new start that concurs with everyone around the world.  The energy of a New Year is always powerful to me for the traditions of this day evoke hope, joy and fun.

One such "fun" tradition is the Philadelphia Mummers Parade.  If you are from the area, you know what I mean: the Mummer's Strut, the Comics, the Brigades and the String Bands (my favorite). This parade may not be your cup of tea, but you cannot deny the fact that this annual family event has an impact on many in the Philadelphia area who either participate in the event, watch it on TV or spend the day standing on Broad Street near City Hall in the cold.  This is the 110th Anniversary of this uniquely Philadelphia event.

Regular folks participate in this parade; some families have done so for a few generations.  They prepare and do fundraisers all year long just to get the chance to parade the streets of Philadelphia and for a few minutes to perform in front of judges to hopefully win a prize.  They also do this, I imagine, for the strong community feeling that is evoked with such an event. 

If you are unfamiliar with this parade you must check it out sometime to see the amazing work that is put into the costumes, to hear the sound of the String Bands and to see something that you can only see in Philadelphia.  The performers march and play their instruments in almost freezing weather.  Having been raised in the Philadelphia area the unique sound of the string bands is something I will always enjoy hearing, watching the performances of the bands as they move in unison with each other with their glitter and plumes is truly a fun way for me to mark the New Year and to feel the fond memories of New Years past.

You may say this parade is all silliness, but you can't deny the fact that the people participating in this event and the onlookers on TV or those who brave the cold are all having fun and what a way to bring in the New Year!  

 

Happy New Year Everyone!        

 

 Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

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