Another New Year's Day, and another Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia - that gaudy spectacle in which blue-collar guys (and gals) bedeck themselves in feathers and sequins, strap on banjos and march on Broad Street. It's like Mardi Gras, but earlier, colder, and without the nudity. This parade has been happening for so long (on or around New Year's Day) that it is widely held to be the oldest folk festival in the United States.
See more photographs on Flickr.
|"When the spirit moves you" by James G. Mundie|