A VILLAGE IN THE TIMES OF BAROQUE / KOZINA'S FARM IN ÚJEZD U DOMAŽLIC
9 August | Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
A Baroque fair with music, blacksmiths, a tinker, a ceramist from Koloveč, vagrant wayfarers, jugglers and puppeteers.
Újezd is one of the best known of the eleven villages of Chodsko which enjoyed a privileged status in the past. The time when the villages of Chodsko were acquired by the family of Laminger saw the culmination of the conflict between the peasants of Chodsko and the local manorial lords. Újezd was the native village of the leader of the rebellion, Jan Sladký alias Kozina, who was executed by hanging in 1695 as an example to others. A statue of Jan Sladký Kozina was erected on the Hrádek hill above the village 200 years later and an exhibition – a memorial room – was set up in the village, at the farm of Jan Sladký Kozina. Thanks to the interest of the writer Božena Němcová and the literary work Psohlavci (Dog's Heads) by Alois Jirásek, J. S. Kozina, already nearly forgotten in the 19th century, became the epitome of valiance in the fight against the nobility.
The Museum of Chodsko, which is in charge of the farm of Jan Sladký Kozina in Újezd u Domažlic, has prepared a programme called Village in the Times of Baroque to entertain visitors during the last day of the sixth week of the festival. The programme will present visitors with an image of a Baroque village, offering information about the period administrative system, crafts, and population. Guests will also discover a farm of serfs, see what a rural household looked like and what crops the peasants grew. They will learn about the cycle of the rural year, how field and farm work was done and how the people approached their festivities. You can look forward to a Baroque fair with music – everyone will come across a blacksmith, a tinker and a ceramist from Koloveč at work. You will learn about the process of creating back-painted glass and find out what would be on offer at a Baroque fair: fruits and vegetables, poultry, hand-craftet products (fabrics, tools, utensils for the household; wire, nails, stockings, lace, paper, gloves, salt, tobacco...) The programme includes vagrant wayfarers, jugglers and puppeteers, too.
1:00pm A Village in the Times of Baroque – museum tours and a visit to the memorial of J. S. Kozina
1:00pm – 7:00pm Baroque fair at the farm in Újezd with demonstrations of crafts – the fair will be open throughout the afternoon – demonstrations of ceramics, back-paining on glass, smithery, basket weaving...