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Pruthóg: Cake Dance:

Ireland. On Easter a large dancing contest called a pruthóg is held and the prize is a cake. The best boy and girl dancer take down the cake and divide it among the people. The phrase that takes the cake comes from the dancing festival. In America a cake walk may be held A circle of colored squares is created and one square has a picture of a cake. People step in time to the music and when the the music shuts off, the person whose foot is on the cake picture wins a cake. Contests of skill or drawings may be given with cakes as prizes. (4)

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