Although nowadays much of the world is not festive at all, people in Maastricht, a town in the south of Holland, still celebrate carnival. This picture is made at a bridge in the center of the city where during over 2 hours a long parade of feasting, singing & dancing people passed by. Often with messages about politics and other (local) affairs. Many citizens become jesters during this day. Sometimes people are beautifully dressed. Maastricht, 4.49 pm.