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Kosařiska – Milíř

You are standing in the village of Kosařiska. The first records of the village date to the 15th century. Today, the village is mainly used for recreation. As the Czech name suggests, the traditional livelihood of the local mountain dwellers was looking after sheep, sheep often representing their only property. The Czech word košár means a sheep-fold, a pen for sheep. The biggest sheep celebration was in the spring, Redyk. This celebration is the day of the herders, when the herders drove sheep to the pastures at day-break, returned at lunch, went again at two o’clock, to return at dusk. Local people traditionally lived in so-called salašs. Each salaš had a strict hierarchy. Lowest in the hierarchy were the honelníks, whose job it was to chase the sheep in for milking, prepare the cauldron for cheese and keep the bača’s equipment in good condition. Higher up in the hierarchy were the so-called valachs, who took the sheep up to the pastures, and helped shear the sheep with the bača. The highest in the hierarchy was the bača, who owned the sheep and who fed and paid the other workers. 

GPS position

N 49° 35.115', E 18° 40.349'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí