In 1593, the people of Croatia overthrew their Turkish invaders in a battle by the town of St Helena – and 400 years on, the local knights haven’t stopped fighting.
The battle took place a day after the Roman Catholic feast day of St Helena, and now the event is celebrated with a knights’ tournament on the same spot every year.
But it takes place close to the saint’s other feast day – May 21 – when people in Jamestown celebrate St Helena Day.
Knights and medieval enthusiasts travel from across Europe to take part, and enjoy treats such as hot porridge.
18 August: Happy St Helena Day!