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Rab Fair (Rabska fjera)

25.07.2023. - 27.07.2023. / Rab

Rabska Fjera 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.

Rabska Fjera 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. Small artisan shops and craft workshops move into the streets and lanes, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience at first-hand how a belt or fragrant pomade is made in the traditional way, or how to decorate hair with tiny flowers, just like in the Middle Ages.


Photo by Petar Lupić

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