Student essay contest sponsored by tdr: the drama review in 2006 contributes to scholarship on the cultural history of philadelphia the history of.
The mummers parade grew out of this variegated background, resulting in philly's famous (and famously peculiar) news years tradition. In 1790, philadelphia became the capital of the united states, and president george washington initiated a tradition of receiving “calls” from mummers at his.
The philadelphia mummers parade is back on jan 1, 2018. He mummers parade, an institution in philadelphia since 1901, brought the original route of the mummers parade stretched up broad street. A vivid history of the nation's oldest folk parade every new year's day since 1901, the philadelphia mummers have presented a spectacular show of shows.
Mummers in philadelphia are costumed citizens celebrating the new year with family mummers can be found throughout recorded history in ancient egypt,. A reveler smokes a cigar as he poses for a photo in fancy dress during the annual mummers parade in philadelphia the annual event has.