Friday, 14 August 2015

Saint Dominic Fair in Gdansk

15th August 2015

During my staying in Gdansk we visited Saint Dominic Fair.


The oldest and most important event that takes place in Gdansk is the Dominican Fair , which dates back to 1260, when the local Dominican monks received the papal privilege of holding a fair on the feast day of their saint. The fair was initially held on Plac Dominikański, the square next to St Nicholas’ Church, but today it takes up 6000 sq metres of the Main Town for three weeks from the last Saturday of July. There’s no shortage of tacky crap on offer, but you’ll still find plenty of antiques, bric-a-brac and craft items. The fair is accompanied by various cultural events, including street theatre, concerts, races and parades.






 What about the beer?




 You can buy almost all product there. But most of them are traditional Polish stuff.




18 comments:

  1. The Fair day celebrating St.Dominic would be great fun for locals and tourists.
    Of course you'd expect to buy traditional "Polish stuff" - I wouldn't expect
    anything else. Polish beer, Polish food and anything Polish - great for all.
    I think a most interesting and enlightening blog report on a traditional event
    of incredibly long standing. Well done, Gosia.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. So Collin I am waiting for you at my place

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  2. Now that Fair has been going a very long time, it certainly must be popular with he locals and visitors..

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    1. It is very popular and a lot of original stuff to buy

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  3. I would love to visit such fair selling traditional stuffs. Looks very interesting and plenty to see.

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    1. Namcy I think there was over 100 stalls

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  4. Not much difference from our fairs, really. But definitely not that old a festivity!

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    1. definitely thefair with very long history

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  5. That's really old. Looks like a fun fair. I would like to try that round bread.

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    1. Cynthia it taestes yummu because I have bought one..

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  6. Looks like an interesting fair to visit!

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  7. It must be the oldest fair in the world.

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    1. Andrew, /i am sure you are right

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