Votive celebration - Križi
The last Sunday in April is Križi, the votive celebration of all the people of the island of Rab, the people from Lopar included, when believers from all the island’s parishes make a pilgrimage to the town of Rab. The vow of the believers goes back to the plague epidemics which devastated the island in mid 15th century. This great misfortune led many to look for salvation and hope in faith and make a vow in the name of themselves and their offspring to their Saviour Jesus Christ. On that day the people of Lopar form a long procession and walk (over the hill, taking the Premužić trail via Fruga) to the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in the town of Rab, where they meet other pilgrims who arrived from other towns in the island to celebrate the Holy Mass together.