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Best mask can win prize at Water-sprite Festival

Attractive prizes await the winners of competitions at the 10th International Water-sprite Festival that is due to be held on June 9 in Bratislava's city centre.

"Among other awards, the wearer of the best water-sprite mask can win a trip to the famous Venice carnival or the Munich beer festival in Germany," said Vlado Tomčík of Devínska Brána (Devin Gate), the cultural group that is organizing the event. A competition for the best fish soup will also be part of Saturday's festival.

A pageant headed by Bratislava's famous 800-year-old water-sprite Ferko from the Danube River will parade through the Old Town accompanied by several other masked sprites and water nymphs, drummers and other entertainers.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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