In this incredible music video we get a glimpse into Circassian culture … More Circassian Mummers?
European mumming customs come in seasonal clusters … More Carnival in Hungary
Once more we gathered on New Year’s Eve to chase away the spirits of darkness and winter and welcome in a fresh start … More Perchtenlauf, Eugene, Oregon, New Year’s Eve 2021
This year’s lauf, like everything else about this year, was markedly different. … More Perchtenlauf, Eugene, Oregon, New Year’s Eve 2020
A year ago, I found a strange little baby doll in a thrift store, dressed in a puffy suit of white fake fur… … More Mummer Doll
Fantastic mumming illustration by tattoo artist Mike Moses.
Two photographs of modern mummers decked out in costumes made of straw. … More Straw
The magical fairy-tale world of Alexandra Dvornikova includes some familiar mummers and other masked folk.
I will always have a special place in my heart for Dead Can Dance, for their music was the soundtrack to most of my early ritual experiences. They recently released an entire album dedicated to Dionysos, so that’s another reason to love them. … More Mumming for an Invocation
This time it’s Placebo’s new video for “Jesus’ Son,” filmed on location in Sardinia and featuring stunning Sardinian mummers costumes with shaggy sheepskins, enormous bells and horned masks. According to one entertainment website, “The surreal imagery taps into the song’s spiritual undertones.”