“Mummering” is a very old Newfoundland custom that dates to the time of the earliest settlers who came from England and Ireland. It shares common antecedents with the Mummers Play tradition, but in its current form is primarily a house-visiting tradition. Sometime during the Twelve Days of Christmas, usually on the night of the “Old Twelfth”, people would disguise themselves with old articles of clothing and visit the home of their friends and neighbours.
Plays The Mummer Song by Simani 60 second play time.
Each mummer will have its own number