The biggest New Year’s Day tradition is the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. The Mummers Parade started in 1900 as a way for the city to work with young, working class men to prevent them from rioting during the holidays. In its 118 year existence, the Mummers Parade has grown to include nearly 15,000 mummers who show off their elaborate and fancy costumes in different categories, including String Bands.
Sound familiar? With similarities to Carnival, it was a great honor for the Philly Pan Starz to be invited to play in the parade last year. This year, Philly Pan Starz extended their invitation to Faze. Despite the record low temperatures, the Pan Starz and Faze had a blast dressing as pirates and sharing the love we have for our Caribbean culture with the mummers and their fans.
Thanks Mummers and Philly Pan Starz for having us! We look forward to next year!
For more information and pictures on Philly Pan Starz, check out their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaPanStars
For more information on the Mummers Parade, check out their homepage phillymummers.com
Welcome to Faze!!
Faze is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, whose goal is to provide support throughout the Caribbean Community. As a grassroots organization, we got our start in early 2017 after our founder, Brittnni Haynes, visited her family’s home for Trinidad carnival. She was mesmerized and ready to bring back everything she learned from her trip to share with her fellow Philadelphians.
With the help of family and friends, Faze was born and quickly brought mas to Philly Carnival. Our only goal was to HAVE FUN, and create one big street party, which we did. Faze masqueraders brought so much energy to the road, we even placed 3rd in the competition.
Brittnni’s dream became a reality in a matter of months and are now dedicated to building our organization and our community.
Here, you can find information about upcoming community charity events, updates on fundraisers and be a part of our organization!
Thanks for visiting and we welcome your feedback!