Boiler Elf's Aether Salon Homework

Dec
15

This will be part 4 of his open ended series on holiday traditions and the characters you will meet. This time he will be talking about Mummers, a tradition that can be threaded back, uncorrupted, to pre-christian times. Here is a list of videos you may wish to skim through to familarize yourself with the characters that may be discussed so you don't get lost during the discussion. He picked the shortest ones he could find.

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
The Mummers Movie 2013 (4:23) fake movie trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-ZO9K5EmSw

Mummers celebrating a Christmas kitchen party Cupids Newfoundland(2:24)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC9cZrx7L9Q

PHILADELPHIA, USA
Frailinger String Band show from the 2015 Mummer’s Parade in Philadelphia (7:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfE6bFg9ihE

Mummers Parade Officials Denounce 'hate and Bigotry’(0:48) Philadelphia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJwS1JG53s

NEW ORLEANS, USA
How to ride a Mardi Gras float (2:52) New Orleans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uk6eFT_rY0

SOUTHERN FRANCE
Carnaval de Nice, Corso de Jour (2:40)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9MZ1-MFMFM

GERMANY
Carnival in Cologne, Mainz and Rottweil | Discover Germany(5:27) (excellent history)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJwS1JG53s

VENICE
Venice Carnival in 4K HDR 60P(2:45) - gorgeous canal shots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTGm7mye-_4

Carnevale di Venezia 2014 - Official Video(4:55)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43NXfwUXOis

BRAZIL
Brasil Carnaval / Brazil Carnival (2:04)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aRSKv9IV_A

JAMAICA
Junkanoo performance at the #ChristmasKettle Launch(3:06)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJ_iy_79d8

Jonkanoo Festivities (Jamaica) (1:07)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqpkkfEROUo

CARIBBEAN
True Melody Junkanoo Combo 2(4:16) Bahamas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVqDx2WXVXM

Saxons 2011 Boxing Day Junkanoo Fanfare (1:39)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLKqXs93wUc

ENGLAND
Mummers Play, The Christmas Boys of Winterbourn Down, Boxing Day (10:27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5FBQuV6t0
traditional costumes

Hastings Christmas Mummers Play (5:50)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiBrLOai-6g
same play, more modern dress

BULGARIA
Kukeri - Bulgaria (2:37)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4liEhGuSiM