Colorful New Year’s Wishes from Teaching with the Library of Congress

Mummers Parade on New Year's day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carol Highsmith, 2011

Mummers Parade on New Year’s day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carol Highsmith, 2011

We bring New Year’s wishes from the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. May your New Year be bright, festive, and wonderful.

Want to learn more about the traditions of the Mummers? The American Folklife Center staff presents a mummers performance each year during the holiday season and has provided a wonderful description of mummers in their blog.

One Comment

  1. Meg Schroeder
    January 1, 2016 at 3:56 am

    In 1962 my family stood in the freezing cold of Philadelphia’s parade route to see the Mummers dance by. It has remained a highlight of childhood memories, combining vivid colors and music in unforgettable style.

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.