One of the Swedish Summer celebrations is the annual Crayfish Party, usually held during the 2nd half of August. One might think that the crayfish is the most important element of the party, however the ‘Schnapps’ and the songs are just as vital! In fact, the Swedes like to sing for every shot of Aquavit they have… and there are usually a few! So if you attend one of these strange rituals, beware of:
-the silly hats are mandatory
-you must join in with the songs, but fear not, these get easier for every shot of Aquavit had!
-the smell of crayfish will stay with you for a while – make sure you use some lemon wipes when done!
And for those of you who would like to practice on the singing beforehand, click here.