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.

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!

Kräftskiva (crawfish party) cing up in August.

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

crayfish

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

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