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Crayfish party in Sweden - Traditional August festivities

Snaps - kräftkalas - crayfish party. Photo: Line Thit Klein

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A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva.

A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva.

August = crayfish season

August = crayfish season in Sweden

Have a crayfish party

Have a crayfish party

Swedish Traditional Crayfish Party

The ideal August night is warm and tender, just perfect for a traditional crayfish party. All you need is some friends, a heap of freshly boiled crayfish,

I want to have a Kräftskiva now!

I want to have a Kräftskiva now!

Crayfish parties

To have some lights for the garden, for the long summer nights

Kräftskiva (crawfish party) cing up in August.

Kräftskiva (crawfish party) held in August. The big holidays are Easter, Midsummer, the crawfish festival, and Christmas.

Kräftskiva - Crayfish party - rapujuhlat

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We have had a crayfish party tradition for years. Every fall a group of us gets together to devour a mountain of crayfish, drink schnapps, sing and stay up too late.

Time to Kräftskiva! A Traditional Swedish Party « Chef Marcus Samuelsson.  Patrice Johnson reflects on that unappreciated delicacy, the crayfish.

Time to Kräftskiva! A Traditional Swedish Party « Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Patrice Johnson reflects on that unappreciated delicacy, the crayfish.

crayfish, toast, dill, lemon, butter

crayfish, toast, dill, lemon, butter

crayfish in sweden

In early august when the crayfish are caught Swedes celebrate by having a crayfishparty - Kräftskiva, those who can't fish for their own crayfish by them. Photo taken by: Björn Tesch

Crayfish & thousand island dressing

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Crayfish delicacy in Scandinavia

Crayfish delicacy in Scandinavia

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