Location: Trakai (Lithuania)
“Summer in Trakai” is an annual festival entertaining its visitors not only with an impressive parade of ships on the Lake Galvė, sport events and games but also with a Town-hall market. Plenty of interesting activities to do for people of all ages.
Learn about the Crimean Karaites in Trakai
Did you know that…
-In the late 14th century Vytautas the Great brought Karaites and Tatars from Crimea and settled them here.
-Referring to the calculations, the population of Trakai is currently around 6 thousand, including only 60 Karaites.
-In this town you can visit the Karaite synagogue Kenesa as well as a unique ethnographic Karaite exhibition.
-Wooden Karaite houses have three windows facing the street. The legend says that one window is for God, another one for Vytautas, and the third one is for the people who live in that house.
-The Karaites have taught the Lithuanians to pickle cucumbers, but now they are famous for their traditional Karaite dish called “kibinas”.
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