As summer is coming to an end in Sweden, there is still one thing to look forward to for young and old alike – the “kräftskiva” (crayfish party). Celebrate like the Swedes with the KRÄFTSKIVA FESTPAKET, which includes crayfish hats, bibs, napkins, garland and songbooks.
"A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Today, the "kräftpremiär" date in early August has no legal significance. Dining is traditionally outdoors, but in practice the party is often driven indoors by bad weather or aggressive mosquitoes. "