Happy New Year Mummers Dancing in the Streets Philadelphia Pa 2018

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The Mummers are strutting their stuff even in these bitter cold Philadelphia temperatures today .  They work all year to march down the streets of Philly and bring joy to those who watch . Whether you are watching on TV at home or braving the streets . It is a New Years tradition in Philadelphia to be dancing in the streets with the Mummers

 

Because of the extreme cold this year the parade was almost canceled . The temperates today are 17 degrees at 1pm with a wind chill of 5 degrees  but the show must go on .

 

Can you imagine the excitement of watching this in person . The pressure of  the holiday shopping is over and a New Year is starting . It is time to celebrate . Philadelphia does it in a grand style . Philadelphia is dancing in the streets

 

The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  It is believed to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Local clubs (usually called "New Years Associations") compete in one of four categories (comics, fancies, string bands, and fancy brigades).  .The streets are closed  in South Philly and everyone who attends enjoys the parade. Every year it is better and better 

 

 

Mummers in Philadelphia are costumed citizens celebrating the New Year with family and friends.  They belong to clubs in one of five Divisions: The Comic, The Fancy, the Wench Brigade, the String Band and the Fancy Brigade Divisions.  In Philadelphia this has developed into the grandest of Mummers traditions, the annual Mummers Parade.  Ten thousand participants and hundreds of thousands of parade viewers take to the streets and sidewalks or view on television on New Year’s Day.

It a Philadelphia tradition and a glorious site to see- dancing in the streets

 

 

 

Golden Slippers are the iconic image of Mummery.  The unofficial theme song of the Mummers is “Oh Dem Golden Slippers,” composed by James Bland in 1879. What a way to strut your stuff  ..  and bring in the New Year Watching this wonderful Parade of dedicated participants .

 

 

Here is a short video of one of the String Bands from last year .  I hope you take the time to watch and enjoy  a piece of Philadelphia New Year tradition .

 

Wishing Everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year

 

 

Looking for something to do on New Years Day ?

Go out and see the Mummers Parade !

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Hannah Williams you attended a great parade. Happy New Year to you as well.

Jan 01, 2018 06:02 PM #12
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Hello Hannah,

Cute post and fun videos!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and your post has been featured to the group:

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Jan 01, 2018 06:11 PM #13
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Hannah,

Wishing you and your family an abundance of all good things in the new year.

Bob

Jan 01, 2018 09:18 PM #14
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Morning Hannah.

At 5 I would watch it on the TV.  Looks like everyone was having a good time

Jan 02, 2018 12:43 AM #15
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Good morning Hannah.  I hope everyone enjoyed the parade.  And, stayed as warm as possible.  Brrrr...

Jan 02, 2018 05:36 AM #16
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Not me John Pusa  I would have loved to have gone but it was way to cold for me

Bob Crane  Dancing with joy at your greeting -keep on smiling

James Dray  A local Philly tradition .We love the Mummers

Gabe Sanders   Keep on smiling -When your smiling the whole world smiles with you

Happy New Year ---wishing you the best in 2018

Hannah

Jan 02, 2018 06:28 AM #17
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So glad you are back monitoring your many many groups

I am smiling and happy for the honor

Happy New Year ---wishing you the best in 2018robert swetz group

Jan 02, 2018 06:32 AM #18
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Good morning Hannah. I never attended the parade in person growing up in Philadelphia. I always loved it on TV.

Jan 02, 2018 07:15 AM #19
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Sounds like great fun! I've never been to the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa but the Mummer's Parade sounds similar.

Jan 02, 2018 07:30 AM #20
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Sheila Anderson  It is a wonderful tradition .  Family memebers who have moved away have to watch it on their computers  as it is not broadcasted nationally .  Oh  dem  Golden Slippers---   I have only been there I was a kid it was way too cold - You need to know people in South Philly that have an open door to stay warm

Wishing You a Happy New Year and the BEST in 2018

Hannah

 

 

Jan 02, 2018 07:35 AM #21
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Margaret Goss  It is pretty amazing it is the oldest traditional parade in the country .  I don't have to tell you how cold it is . They said it was pretty dangerous for the Mummers who were playing the saxophone's

Wishing You a Happy New Year and the BEST in 2018

Hannah

 

 

 

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I grew up around Allentown and the Mummer's parade was always must watch TV.  It's a shame it doesn't get national attention.  I think it's much better than the Rose Bowl Parade.  It's amazing how many Mummers there are.  It takes all day long.  I went once to see it in person.  

Thanks for bringing back memories.

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Happy New Year Hannah!  Did you see Greatest Showman about PT Barnum?   I saw it, and it was GREAT!  

Jan 02, 2018 10:05 AM #24
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Tim Maitski  You have to see it to appreciate it . I agree with you it is wonderful and so much love and time is put into it by the Mummers . It also has so much history to it

Joan Cox  I have not seen it yet .  Star Wars is first on my list . We are experiencing an Arctic freeze and tracking a snow storm .  It takes your breath away to walk outside . I did go out today  and will go out tomorrow for necessities .  Next week should be back to normal

Happy New Year Wishing you the Best in 2018

Hannah

Jan 02, 2018 02:03 PM #25
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Hannah

I was pretty impressed with the parades that went on in the cold weather. I used to watch the Mummers parade every year as a kid but haven't seen it is year. Thanks for the video!

Jeff

Jan 02, 2018 08:33 PM #26
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Jeff Dowler  i loved the smiling one -- it was a group of people .. It is so cold here first day out in a week .Have to dress in layers takes your breathe away . Amazes me how people walk around without hats ..   Ugg boots hat and scarf  coldest winter in a very long time --- next week will be warm  in 30's -- Snow coming

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Oh how much fun is that, Hannah! I'm still smiling after watching the videos - I love the one to 'When you're smiling...' AND those people don't look cold at all, do they?!! There must have been some serious alcohol involved - to keep them warm in those frigid temperatures!

Happy New Year, Hannah! I hope you're feeling better every day!

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Debe- Have to admit those videos were from last year . It was not as cold last winter  . My Mom used to sing that song 'when your smiling" so we kinda of all sang it as a family fun time . Mom was always the life of the party and an amazing singer . The Mummers make you dance & sing some are drinkers (serious drinkers ) some get high from the spirit .. Mom passed many years ago but her  spirit lives on

Feeling really good -- Thanks Debe and Happy New Year to You Too

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Looks like they all had fun during this event...Brrr here today, and hardly any visiblity!

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Here either Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  stay warm and safe

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