• Short Summary

    The capital town of the Hungarian plans, Debrecen, has long been famous for its fairs and markets of livestock.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Church of Debrecen
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    2.
    SV Sign of festival
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    3.
    SV Carnival procession led by the Prince and his family (4 shots)
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    GV Hussars and traditional dancers (4 shots)
    0.45

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    SV PAN Onlookers
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    6.
    GV Gypsies dancing followed by donkey carts (3 shots)
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    Initials ET/1837 ET/1846



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The capital town of the Hungarian plans, Debrecen, has long been famous for its fairs and markets of livestock. But the highlight of the year is the traditional Carnival on February 6.

    It's a mammoth celebration, with the organisers arranging more than 500 parties, dances, balls and exhibitions.

    Colour is the keynote during the carnival procession, heralded by bands of drummers, then led through the streets of the city by the Carnival Prince and his Beauty Queen. Clowns, hussars, gypsies all play a part in the procession.

    And so does livestock, as is appropriate in an animal-rearing area. In fact, a procession of donkey carts signals the end of the procession. The significance of this, say the organisers, is that you would need to be an ass not to enjoy Debrecen's carnival.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GT1VENQP36Z44OB5NXJO6WB6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GT1VENQP36Z44OB5NXJO6WB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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