Kolberg explains the origin of the name of this village: 

"In the neighbourhood of the village there are some mounds called ‘Swedish'. At the time of the Swedish invasion there was such a famine in this area that the invaders had to eat horse meat. The name Konojad means in Polish somebody who eats horses. The name itself is, however, much older than the invasion. 

Kolberg describes traditions related to Ash Wednesday: 

"On Ash Wednesday all new wives, who got married last year need to pay older married woman who come along with wheelbarrows, chase them, catch, pack on those wheelbarrows and take them to the tavern. Here the fledgeling wives need to buy their way they with vodka or wine. Sometimes there are dances, though without men".  

The following passage contains the description of what people in Konojad were wearing:


"Men: shirt bound with ribbon; - Pants tucked into boots; - flounce vest often made of canvas; - a hat. In winter: a grey fur cap; -a quite long russet; sheepskin coat from white sheep (with black lapels) embroidered with green and red cotton. Heavily laden peasants, often have uncovered neck and breast in summer and winter. 

Women on special occasions wear flounce and rather short shirt; - a pinafore; - A thin white and embroidered shirt (the upper part and sleeves made of thinner canvas or calico); - On the shirt they have jackets or bosoms; - beads on their necks. They also have bonnets with ribbons or without them bound with scarfs; uncovered head is a rare view. On holidays married women put on  solid bonnets; whereas girls cloth bonnets. – Both girls and women cut their hair short. Historically, women wore white tunics and red stockings."