Danube Day 2019 in Slovakia

As has become tradition, Slovakia's celebrations for Danube Day 2019 took place at the site of the Gabčíkovo Dam, with over 2,000 people in attendance on 22nd June. 

The Gabčíkovo Dam event featured river cruises on the Danube, a 'dog rescue squad' demonstration, a huge foam show, environmental quizzes, and contests for kids. Performances at the event included a show by Slovak singer Karmen Pál-Baláž and her band, a theatre piece for kids, and a group of drummers playing on stage throughout the day.

Visitors were invited to learn about water and river issues, plus current environmental projects from experts at stands of different water and environmental organizations throughout the site. People could also take the chance to visit the hydropower plant during free tours.

A second Danube Day event was held at the Ministry of Environment in Bratislava on 27 June 2019. Organized by the Ministry, more than 200 children from primary schools attended the 16th International Danube Day celebrations, featuring various entertainment and educational activities, cultural program, lectures and boat cruises. The winners of the Danube Art Master national round were also awarded.

Many thanks to Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p., Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, Slovenský vodohopodársky podnik, š.p. (SVP), Výskumný ústav vodného hospodárstva, and the Slovak Environmental Agency for all of their invaluable contributions to Danube Day 2019!

Further Information

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2018, go to Review 2018. You can also revisit 15 previous years of Slovak Danube Day via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact the national coordinator:

Tomáš Hajdin of the Water Research Institute on +421 2 59 343 358; tomas [dot] hajdinatvuvh [dot] sk.

For news of Slovakia's Danube Art Master contest, contact Žofia Filagová of BROZ on +421 948 370 437; filagovaatbroz [dot] sk.