Sunday, January 2, 2011
Mummers Parade 2011
Happy New Year!
As I mentioned in my last post, I am now settled into Philadelphia. The only thing I'm lacking is a job, which is stressful, but hopefully that issue will be resolved shortly.
On to the Mummers Parade!
This thing is a long standing tradition in Philly, dating back to pretty much all of the first settlers, according to Wikipedia. Each of them, from Swedes to English to George Washington, contributed in some way to what is now the current Mummers Parade, where these clubs parade up Broad Street in very elaborate costumes, and perform in an effort to win cash prizes for their group.