It's Carnival time in Holland and practically the whole population of Sittard turns out to watch the festivities of the town's own carnival parade.
G.V. Sittard-pan down to parade.
G.V. Crowd lining streets as parade passes.
G.Top V. A model sputnik.
Top V. Two men carrying U.S.Navy rocket.
G.V. Showing carnival through crowded street.
Long V. Big float passing camera.
S.V. Three models on a rocket.
Long V. Hooded men dressed as red devils.
G.V. Showing balloon like float.
G.V. The above float passes camera.
G.V. Showing chicken float.
L.V.Towards Ten men dressed as dwarfs on carrier.
Ground Shot Towards..... A huge float with base drum into Close Up.
S.V. Two Dutch children.
G.V.Towards. Another float.
C.V.Passing camera....Orange float, Pn on top throwing oranges to crowd.
Long V. Past camera....Model stork carrying baby.
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Background: It's Carnival time in Holland and practically the whole population of Sittard turns out to watch the festivities of the town's own carnival parade. Like carnivals the world over, the parade presents humorous and satirical floats bearing topical effigies --the Russian Sputnik - and the unsuccessful U.S. Navy rocket. There is a bicycle made for a crowd of people and other improbable inventions. This year's Carnival 'Price' of Sittard is local journalist Friso Endt and one of his duties is to throw oranges to the celebrating crowd. Carnivals in Holland are held chiefly in the South of Holland (Sittard is in South Limburg) where the population is almost 100 per cent of the Catholic religion.