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Mummers

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

Jim Werner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay 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.

Mummers Parade 2010: Performers Strut Through Philadelphia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Costumed Mummers are strutting up Broad Street as the weather has held out for Philadelphia's annual New Year's Day tradition. T...