This Arab Village, located just 9 kilometers north of Nazareth, is identified in Christian tradition as Cana of the Galilee. Here, according to tradition, Jesus performed the miracle of the wine, when he went to a wedding of a poor couple and turned water into wine. Most of the People here are Muslim Arabs (82%, Christian Arabs, 15% and Jews 3%). In the 17th century Kafr Cana was officially recognized by the Vatican, and the pope, during those times, officially confirmed that Kafr Cana is indeed Cana of the Galilee. Following this recognition the village was added to the list of Christian holy places and in 1879, the Popular Wedding Church of Cana was built and is under the custody of the Franciscan Roman Catholic Order. Beside this church is the Greek Orthodox church of St. George, built in 1886, which house two stone jars that Greek Orthodox followers believe are the jars in which Jesus performed the miracle of the wine.
Fondest memory: Many Christian Couples renew their marriage vows here at the Wedding Church of Cana and many of the pilgrims are christian couples.
although the exact taste and kind of wedding wine that was served in the Miracle of the wedding wine is still unkown today, enterprising Israeli Winemakers have produced and marketed the Cana Wedding wine and the Cana of Galilee Wedding Wine, which is found is practically all the souvenir shops in kafr cana and even in souvenir shops along the sea of galilee area. These Cana Wedding wines are made by different Israeli Wineries, but the common characteristics of these red wines are their sweetness! they are available everywhere and in 750 ml dark bottles with different marking from different wine makers. one bottle will cost ILS 40 to 100, depending of the wine maker and on your haggling skills.'
all souvenir shops have free cana wedding wine tasting in which they place the wine into small shot glasses for you to take a sip at and then induce you to buy.
Fondest memory: the sweet cana wedding wines.