Mummer’s Dance & Old Christmas Day Party

The Mummer’s Dance at the Flower’s Cove Lion’s Centre kicked off on Saturday – the eve of Old Christmas Day. We decided to dress up and kick up our heels as we celebrated tradition and the joys of the holidays.

We’ve pulled out boxes of old dress-up clothes, former Halloween costume gear and lots of accessories.  Some of the greatest fun with mummering is getting ready with your friends and family, as you dig through the mixture of colorful clothing to find the perfect ensemble. We had quite the band of merry mummers!


We were the first group of mummer’s to arrive and opened the floor. Just minutes after our arrive we were joined by a dozen or so more mysterious mummers. The DJ then played the Mummer’s Song. I don’t think there were many people in attendance that left the floor for very long. A time to be had by all! There is not doubt in my mind, the spirit of mummering is quite strong and really experiencing a true revival on the Great Northern Peninsula.

Old Christmas Day has passed and the mummer costumes are put away for another season. I encourage you all to plan with friends during Christmas 2013 to plan an event or an evening of mummering in your community.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North

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    1. Hi Mike –

      Thanks for the comment. We certainly had a wonderful time mummering this Christmas. I look forward to 2013!

      Hope all is well in sunny California.


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