Sunday, 23 August 2009

Hearty welcome to the Swedish Institute and the CRAYFISH PARTY!

På Fredag den 28e - 21:00 - kommande Fredag blir det Svensk Kräftskiva på SHOS simmarna... dvs Svenska ”Ambassaden” i vårt Second Life. Med Svenska artister! Och Svensk DJ! Kom och glöm inte att ta med era utländska gäster!

Hearty welcome to the Swedish Institute and the CRAYFISH PARTY!
21:00 Swedish Time - Noon Second Life time.
Take me there

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. The tradition has also spread to Finland via the Swedish-speaking population of that country.

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:)

Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A rowdy atmosphere prevails amid noisy eating and traditional drinking songs (snapsvisa). It is culturally correct to suck the juice out of the crayfish before shelling it.

21:00 Swedish Time - Noon Second Life time.

The Swedish Crayfish Party at stage:

21-22 Angelica Svenska
22-23 Ernst Edman
23-24 Jazon Zimer - DJ

What are a Swedish Crayfish Party?
In English
På Svenska


And more about Sweden:
About ( is Sweden's official website. Our mission is to make it easy for you to find information about Sweden in English as well as other languages.

About the Swedish Institute (
Sharing Sweden with the world.
The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest in Sweden abroad. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through active communication and cultural, educational and scientific exchanges.

The SI’s operations are carried out in close cooperation with Swedish and foreign partners, as well as with Swedish embassies and consulates around the world.

The Swedish Crayfish Party - 28th August 2009 - in Second Life.
By: Swedish People in SL and funded by the Swedish Institute.

To know more about Swedes in Second Life have a look at Tina (PetGirl Bergman)´s blogg:
For more information and pictures please contact Tina at:

/Tina - Evenemanget är Producerat av: Swedish People in SL and funded by the Swedish Institute. Ewa och Jesper är som privatpersoner med i huvudgruppen för detta evenemang och har med egna medel och inte minst tid bidragit till genomförandet. Samt pushat mig:-))) Ett speciellt tack till dem.

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