The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia each year, and 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. They prepare elaborate costumes, performance routines, and moveable scenery, to challenge any drag show for sure, and which take months to complete. 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.
A grand old tune.
But yours's truly is with guest watching the spectacle from home, as we will be having another New Year's tradition... my annual Pork and Sauerkraut dinner for good luck. So a Happy New Year to you , let's start the year off right shall we? A song with a true message.