Rabska Fjera - Rab

Events on the island of Rab

Rabska Fjera

The first and largest medieval summer fair in Croatia, Rabska fjera is based on tradition started 21st of July 1364, when the City Council of Rab decided to celebrate and honor King Louis the Great who freed them from the Venetian rule, as well as holiday honoring St. Christophor, patron saint of the town of Rab. Fjera used to last for 14 days celebrate and praise the saints powers that supposedly saved the town from destruction.

The entire island goes back in time during those days. Small artisan stores move to the streets, so you can have your belt or a perfumed pomade made infront of your eyes, while your hair is being braided with tiny flowers into a typical do from the medeival times. Freshly fried šulčići are served and at the beach an entire fishermen village is built altogether with the traditional tools, machines and even toys for children. Air is filled with the song and music, while tuna, fritule, cheese and wine are served to passers by.

Text taken from the website of the Tourist Board Rab

Knightly tournaments

Founded in 1995. Island of Rab Crossbowmen Association has since organized more than 140 tournaments (and counting) on the island, as well as in many other Croatian towns and abroad.

Association counts 248 members: crossbowmen, trumpeters, buglers, flag bearers, dancers, music players, gunners and squires, who participate in the tournament in the town of Rab under a flag simbolizing various fraternities of Rab, i.e. the villages and town of Rab. Their crossbows weigh from 18 to 25 kg and they use them hit a cocoon-like target (called Tuljak) from a distance of 36.5 m using a 0.15 kg arrow. Weapons were made by the crossbowmen themselves with assistance of crossbowmen of San Marino (balestrieri).

Rab Crossbowmen Association show is regularly held on May 9, June 25, St. Christopher’s Day (July 27) and Feast of Assumption (August 15).

Text taken from the website of the Tourist Board Rab

Adventure challenge

As the name states, Rab Adventure Challenge is an adventurers wet dream. Intended for profesional athletes as well as aspiring amateurs, race is a mixture of various sports for two member teams. It all happens outdoors, like trekking, mountain bike rides, kayaking, swimming, diving, coastering (coast mastering) and all of the events are orientation based, so you'd better now how to use a compass and a map. The challenge is different every year and the alternating outdoor sports are decided based on the natural resources and the terrain configuration. Just be prepared for a lot of watersports, as this is a sea race, after all.

Text taken from the website of the Tourist Board Rab

Rab Nautic Passion

Rab is the island with most small shipyards in the entire Adriatic, building traditional boats and yachts fit for the habits of modern seafaring men. Each of these seven shipbuilders produces several kinds of boats in a process of more or less serial production. Their work is promoted and presented during the festivites of "7 rapskih kaića" which is a local slang for 7 boats of Rab. Thus presenting the original island masters and constructors, we are building a unique island brand of " Small island shipbuilding". Oh, there is a sailing regatta too, called "Ride the wind".

Text taken from the website of the Tourist Board Rab

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