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Rab Fair (Rabska fjera)

25.07.2022. - 27.07.2022. / Rab

RabskaFjera is the oldest and largest medieval summer festival in Croatia. It is based on a tradition that began on 21 July 1364, when Rab Town Council decided to pay tribute to King Louis the Great, who freed Rab from Venetian rule. In the past, the Fjera used to last 14 days, when the inhabitants of the island would adore the relics of St Christopher, who is credited with saving the town from destruction. Today the Fjera is celebrated in his honour.

RabskaFjera takes place every year from 25 to 27 July (the feast days of St James, St Anne and St Christopher). During the festival, the entire town goes back in time.


On the St. Jacob’s Day, Monday, July 25th
Press conference and guests welcome reception
·         St. John the Evangelist church at 8 p.m.
Ceremonial opening of the Rabska fjera 2022
·         St. Christophers Square at 9:30 p.m.
·         Opening of the Rabska fjera by the mayor of the Town of Rab Mr. Nikola Grgurić
·         Introduction of the Rabska fjera guests
·         Participants: the prince, the judge, the district council, the nobility and the big landowners dealers, craftsmen, traders, the people 
artist and Guests-participants 
·         Ceremonial parade of the participants of the Rabska fjera towards the City Loggia
Beginning of the festivities and opening of the exhibition of crafts from the Middle Ages 
·         City Loggia at 10:30 p.m.
·         Ancient city center of Rab, until 1 a.m.


On the St. Anna’s Day, Tuesday, July 26th

Exhibition of crafts from the Middle Ages
·         Ancient city centre of Rab from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
The old craft fishing
·         Harbour of Rab and "under the Pjaceta" at 9 p.m.


On the St. Christopher’s Day, Wednesday, July 27th
·         St. Andrea Church at 7:30 a.m.
·         Assumption of Virgin Mary  Cathedral at 10 a.m.
·         Assumption of Virgin Mary Cathedral at 8 p.m.
Traditional Knights’ Games of Rab
Ceremonial parade and competition of the Rab Crossbowmen. 
·         St. Christopher’s Square at 9 p.m.
Exhibition of crafts from the Middle Ages
·         Ancient city centre of Rab from 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Ceremonial closing of the Rabska fjera
·         Municipium Arba square, at 11:50 p.m.
·         The port of Rab at 00:00 a.m.
Entertaining programme - concert by Soulfingers band
·         Municipium Arba square, until 3 a.m.


Photo by Petar Lupić

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