When crayfish season begins, it's a much anticipated event, where friends gather along the table, eat boiled crayfish, have a bit of salad, enjoy some Västerbotten pie (strong and cheesy) and of course, let's not forget the shot of snaps (usually Akvavit - which is 40% alcohol)!
As peeling those tiny critters is quite time consuming, imagine how much alcohol consumption could be digested at this party. Also, traditionally, there's 'drinking' songs being sung in Swedish before you take a shot of the snaps!
We of course threw one at our place. We had ours in the beginning of September, which means daylight hours were slowly getting shorter: