Philadelphia Parade 2013

Mummers Parade Live Stream, New Years Day Parade Online

23.12.2012 10:35:28 - Philadelphia, PA New Years Day 2013 Mummers Parade. Order of March, Parade route, start time, online streams.

(live-PR.com) - The Mummers Parade is an American event held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is thought to be the oldest folk festival in the United States.

For all the 2013 parade details, plus live online streaming:

www.myworldevents.com/parade/mummers-philadelphi ..

Event information:

Local clubs compete in one of four categories (comics, fancies, string bands and fancy brigades). They prepare elaborate costumes and moveable scenery, which


take months to complete. This is done in clubhouses many of which are located on or near 2nd Street in the Pennsport neighborhood of the city's South Philadelphia section which also serve as social gathering places for members.

The parade is televised on WPHL-TV; after a national campaign to get the parade nationally televised, an edited two-hour broadcast of the parade was picked up by WGN America and WGN-TV.

The parade traces back to mid-17th-century roots, blending elements from Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German and other European heritages, as well as African heritage. The parade is related to the Mummers Play tradition from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Revivals of this tradition are still celebrated annually in South Gloucestershire, England on Boxing Day and in parts of Ireland on St. Stephen's Day and also in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador around Christmas.

The parade traveled northward on Broad Street in Philadelphia for decades until the 1995 parade when the parade was moved to Market Street due to construction work on Broad Street (notably the "Avenue of the Arts" between Washington Avenue and Philadelphia City Hall). After construction was completed, the parade returned to Broad Street from 1996 to 1999. For various reasons, the parade was moved again to Market Street in 2000. In 2004, the parade was moved back to Broad Street. In 1997, the Fancy Brigades were moved to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, allowing for larger sets, but limiting audience size. In 2011, the Fancy Brigades returned to the parade.

Martin Kerrigan
Web: http://www.myworldevents.com
Phone: 0035799813173


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