Let’s meet on the 7 of September to experience the traditional Swedish Kräftskiva, with tastes of Swedish summer: funny hats, “snapsvisor”, Swedish music hits, traditional food and nice surprises.
Traditionally, Crayfish have been eaten in Sweden since the 1500s. In the mid-1800s, people started eating crayfish as they are eaten today. The crayfish feast or crayfish supper in the month of August spread through the middle classes. In the 1900s, crayfish became a national delicacy and people in all sectors of society began celebrating the occasion.
Nowadays, the Crayfish Party, or the Kräftskiva, is commonly celebrated in Mid-August, when the nights are still warm and tender. This marks the end of the Swedish summer. All you need is some friends, a heap of freshly boiled crayfish, some beer and schnapps and a selection of silly drinking songs. More about the tradition