Philadelphians, despite being open-minded, cosmopolitan folks, live in their cultural and culinary bubbles that outsiders have a hard time understanding. From an obsession with Wawa to Wednesday summer nights, here are the things that Philadelphians believe to be of the utmost importance that the rest of the world couldn’t care less about.
1. The Mummers Parade
The rest of the world probably doesn’t care what a Mummer is or have any interest in why they dress up in costumes and flounce down Broad Street every January 1. But, in Philly, we know that the secret to New Year’s Day has nothing to do with a ball dropping. Here, it’s all about the greatest tradition that no one’s ever heard of.