New Years Day Mummers Parade, South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA USA – January 1, 2014; Many take it easy on the first day of the year. Not folks in Philly. Each year a parade of colorful characters marches from South towards City Hall. On New Years Day the Mummers dance and strut all day. When the groups arrive at City Hall they perform their routine one last time for the TV cameras. When they are finished the Mummers head over to Two Street for an after party. I have not been there yet myself but it is said that it lasts till the wee hours of morning.
Beer seems a fixture at events in and around the city. At the Marathon and the recent Single Speed Cross Country World Cup participants were treated on beer by spectators. It helped them to get up the hill easier. The air was frisky at this year’s parade and both spectators and participants shared flasks to keep warm. (Slideshow with more photos after the break…) Continue Reading →