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On New Year’s Day, Al Día News Managing Editor Sabrina Vourvoulias tweeted about the similarities between the Mummers and San Mateo Carnavalero, and began a conversation: Why haven’t the two joined forces.

At the Taller Puertorriqueño “Filadelfia: New Perspective exhibit last month, Jesse Engaard, captain of the Mummer Brigade Rabble Rousers invited the Carnavaleros (Philly’s Latino version of masquerading paraders) to participate in the Mummers Parade. The Carnavalero  will be celebrating the San Mateo Carnavalero event this Sunday, April 26. You can read the full article below and see a video of the Carnavaleros

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