Mummers invade St. John’s streets

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Hundreds of anonymous folk hit the streets of St. John’s Saturday afternoon covered in layers of colourful clothing in order to conceal their identities as part of the annual Mummers Festival.

Mummers make their way down over King's Road on Saturday afternoon as towns folk of all ages and sizes dressed up in their favourite garbs of disguise during the annual Mummers Festival parade. It left Bishop Feild Elementary school on Bond Street before making its way through downtown St. John's. The route ended at The Rooms for the Mummers Scuff 'n' Scoff with many dressed in long johns and the size-42 bras.

The chilly weather was suitable for the attire on display as the parade started on Bond Street and made its way through downtown St. John’s, eventually finishing outside The Rooms for a scuff  ‘n’ scoff.

That portion of the festival included baked goods, live music, and the popular mummering drink of Purity Syrup.

Geographic location: Bond Street

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  • david
    December 15, 2013 - 12:09

    John's, when the hipster-artsy crowd from Town pay a contrived homage to an outport Newfoundland they never cared for or knew. Newfie Yuppie chic.

  • Robert
    December 15, 2013 - 07:27

    Now this has to be an "Only In Canada" event!

    • david
      December 15, 2013 - 13:07

      Ummmmm.....quite wrong.