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Mummers

This Famous Philadelphia Tradition Has An Extensive History Of Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

After the champagne corks stopped popping, Philadelphia celebrated New Year’s Day with an annual tradition -- one that has a long association with r...

#Whyilovephilly

Marion Leary | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

Mummers Parade: A Fete Fit for New Year's Day

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Men in dresses and makeup. Women with mustaches and beards. Boas, sequins, feathers, confetti. And it's not even Pride.

Thou Shalt Not Wear a Native American Headdress

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Thom Nickels

In case you haven't heard, in Philadelphia the "politically correct" crowd is on the warpath over a New Year's Day Mummers skit by Northwest Philadelphia's Venetian New Year's Association.

Mum's the Word: An Introduction to Mumming

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

What is a Mummers Play, you ask, and what is mumming? Mumming is a word for disguising oneself, going door to door, and performing songs, dances and plays in neighbors' homes and in public places.