"Path to Mykola Shuhay" will be opened on Kolochava during the beer festival (Announcement)
The first festival of Czech beer will take place in the village of Kolochava on 5-7 of June, 2015. Dozens of Czech brewers at the festival will treat guests with fresh Czech beer and national specialties.
The highlight of the festival will be the opening of the "Path to Mykola Shuhay" - the road to the grave of the Kolochava opryshok arranged by local activists.
Mykola Shuhay is the protagonist of the novel by Czech writer Ivan Olbracht "Mykola Shuhay, the Rogue" which was released in 1933 and became a real saga in Czech literature. In 1947, Czech film director JM Krniavsky made a screen version.
Mykola Syuhay, the prototype of the literary hero, was born in 1898 in the family of Petro and Hafiya Syuhays. In 1917 he was drafted into the Hungarian army. But he never got to the front - he escaped and was hiding in the vicinity of Kolochava until the end of World War II. He was persecuted by Hungarian, Romanian and, after Transcarpathia became part of Czechoslovakia in 1919, the Czech police.
In 1921, Shuhay and his brother Yura were killed by three former comrades.
The legend of Kolochava opryshok still lives and attracts to the village numerous Czech tourists. Visiting the village of Kolochava, they always visit the grave of Mykola and his brother Yura. Thanks to the new arranged trail, tourists now can easily get to the grave of Kolochava "Robin Hood".