Malmo is of the greatest attraction for foreign tourists in August. The reason is that in the second half of the month the city traditionally celebrates an original and bright fest being the Crayfish Party. The matter is that crayfish fishing in local waters is forbidden till the middle of August. When the fishing is permitted Malmo witnesses a real fest as all the people are striving to enjoy the treat.
Numerous engaging events take place within the festival. Expert crayfish fishermen compete in fishing skills and show their artful gears to each other. Cooks make the most incredible dishes of crayfish the main estimators of which turn to be the festival guests. Plenty of exotic treats, engaging sporting events and the vastest choice of kids’ attractions as well as bright performances are the main entertainments to engage the participants of the festival.
This stunning event was born in the Middle Ages. In those times local people were allowed to fish crayfish only two months per year being August and September. All the year the experts of the fishing craft were getting ready for the crayfish hunting and when the period came the fishermen used the most incredible gears and tackle.