The legend of St. Christopher
For centuries now, the relics of St. Christopher have been guarded in the Cathedral in Rab. The 9th May 1075 is celebrated as Dies Victoraie, the day of victory for the town of Rab. On that day he saved the town by directing the Norman arrows away from the city walls and back on the Normans themselves. The 21st July 1364, according to the written sources of the chroniclers of Rab, is celebrated in honour of king Ljudevit the Great, who liberated Rab from the Venetians. This day is also dedicated to St. Christopher. The town high council, by special decree, also proclaimed the 27th July a special day - Dies Natalis. Dies Natalis is the day commemorating the martyrdom of St. Christopher, which the church celebrates as his birthday, that is the day when he went to heaven. These holidays are collectively known as Rapska fjera.