Trakai Town Festival 2010
from 2010-06-12 to 2010-06-13
The feast of city and for citizens, guests, tourists with colourful processions, games for children and adults, concerts of various types of music. On the territory of the Peninsular Castle guests may visit workshops temporarily set by craftsmen. Prime focus of this event is knights‘ fights with swords, bats and battleaxes. Gourmands have a chance to taste dishes, appreciated by people who lived in the Middle Ages.
Town Hall Market at Trakai Town Feast. On the crossing of Karaimų and Vytauto streets, in the centre of former marketplace or town hall place, there is a statue of St. John Nepomuk. According to the catholic tradition, Nepomuk is the guardian of bridges, fishermen and drowning people. Statues of this saint are often seen near lakes, rivers and reservoirs, believing that it protects from accidents in the water.
The statue in Trakai was first mentioned in 1622 and was used as a notice board at those times; only in the beginning of nineteenth century, when the statue was put on the column, it got its sight as we see it nowadays. Today the statue of St. John Nepomuk accentuates and reminds us the historical centre of Trakai where great markets, fairs and feasts took place.
Entance to Peninsular Castle for adults: 10 Lt
For schoolchildren, students, seniors: 5 Lt