In the village of East annually the first weekend of July parade takes place world-famous folklore and folk traditions. The event is organized in a large natural amphitheater above the village. It is the largest Slovak folklore festival, held under the auspices of an international organization CIOFF During the festival, which involved the best folklore groups and individuals from all over Slovakia and abroad, the whole village breathes a unique atmosphere and also held exhibitions of folk art products. Alejo input form wooden sculpture contemporary folk artists. Architectural monuments: the Gothic Roman Catholic Church. Stephen from the 15th century, neo-Gothic Protestant church and a folk houses from the 19th century. The village is a protected area Turková - protect the vegetation preserved limestone beech forests and communities relict pinewoods with rich limestone flora. There is an opportunity to relax in the stylish restaurant Chalet. Tagged is a trail through the valley of the White Vah Vah in the Black Valley.
City (775 m) in the Liptov basin 14 km east of Liptovsky Hradek with preserved folk architecture log houses, barns and folk festival venue with panorama limping.
The first written mention comes from the East in 1269 in the donation document of King Bela IV. noble BOHUMÍR, stating the name field "Wihadna" bounded streams Bielanka and Hybica. The basis for the settlement of the village has become so. Wallachian colonization and associated Wallachian law. Local government ensured Hrádocké estate directly subject to the king of Hungary. In the past východňanov main occupation was agriculture. Growing corn, cabbage, potatoes later. In keeping prevailed cattle and sheep. The tradition of sheep-farming and alpine dairy survived to the present day. Aries is the symbol of the village and forms the basis of the coat of arms of the village. From the ancient and recent history, we know that war is a terrible scourge of the region, which blow over. East could not avoid wars and their consequences, as they are not without any settlement, located on important roads. Already in 1312 journeyed Liptov troops Matus Cak. In the 15th century a Východňania endured more. It was both Hussite campaigns in 1433 and then trips Huňadihyovské or intrinsically consequences of the anti-Habsburg wars felt any liptovská settlement, not one of the warring sides spared the defenseless population. The only support against the feudal violence saw our people in brigand. Východňania robbers were obliged to snap, but shepherds like prichyľovali robbers in their huts, amongst other worked around Eastern and Outlaw group Juraj Janosik. Janosik as hero protifeudálneho resistance alive after his death in oral administration Východňanov and Slovak people. This is evidenced by songs and myths about it. Life in Eastern calmed down after the suppression of the uprising Rákocziovského. Východňania was primarily concerned with the cultivation of land and farmed sheep to sheep farms. In addition to cattle breeding in the eastern prevailed and timbering. The authorities have begun to address trade and zvážaním, floating timber after the Black Váh. On the negative side management of timber was also that Východňania losing meadows in the valleys of the Black Vah. In 1780 during the reign of Maria Theresa and her son Joseph II. was issued a regulation on compulsory school education, which is why at this time Východňania built brick Catholic school. It was later built a wooden Lutheran School. Economic benefits in 1784 for Liptov was the cultivation of new plants, potatoes and alfalfa. Do awareness Slovak nation is generally east receives in connection with the first national output of Krivan August 16, 1841, organized by Štúrovci. Came the first World War and the New Year 1915 E. notary Batter given by prisoners of war, and especially women Východnianských kick Bielanka channel from the ditch "Top streams". This robot was impossible to escape, because who did not dig the channel, get food stamps. Life in the East went on, was expanding to the width and the beauty. Creating new streets and houses, changed the population. Migration caused the exodus to the world, indigenous peoples vymierali. Adverse effects of fate destroy the most precious, what Východňania have today. They are beautiful folk traditions and customs throughout the year.
Mayor of Mgr. Paul Krupa
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