Sarah Ferguson and her dog Frank.
During Christmas season, people disguise their identities using a mishmash of household items and travel door to door to neighbours' homes. Once invited in, an impromptu party ensues with food and drinks, all while attempting to identify the masked visitors. Once an identity was determined, the mask came off.
Mummering originated in England and Ireland, and the earliest record of it in Newfoundland dates to 1819, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage project. Now, a new generation of Newfoundlanders is attempting to revive the once popular practice.