The sheep accompaniment is the biggest outdoorsy event, an old habit in Ţara Oaşului. The event take place every may in Pasul Huţa, the border Between Maramureş and Satu Mare, on the hill of Huţa Cereze.
The sheep accompaniment is celebrated with traditional music and dances only after the sheep problems have been solved. Before they begin to climb the mountains the sheep and the shepherds are sprinkled with holy water for their purification. Washing in the clean waters of the mountain streams, washing with dew plant, cooking ritual food or pronouncing of magic words are the usual habits of the celebration.
The sheep accompaniment is a very old tradition that survived the communism when the law couldn’t nationalize the locals properties. The people continued working their lands and they succeeded in keeping the traditions.