Once a year, the residents of Arild, Sweden gather in the harbor to share a meal and several bottles of wine.
I was lucky enough to spend my last day in Sweden at the village summer celebration.
Each year, the party starts with a tent sale.
Residents donate unwanted items which are then sold as a fundraiser for the village.
The tent was roped off until it was time for the sale to begin… eager shoppers flooded in!
Drinking in public is illegal in Sweden, so being allowed to open up a bottle of wine in the harbor is a big deal.
Although the evening was catered, everyone brought along a few appetizers to share with their table.
The clarity of light in Scandinavia is world-renowned.
My experience was nothing short of verifying this rumor. It is amazing how crisp and clear the light can be.
As the adults ate, drank and chatted, the kids played.
Later in the evening, a band played and all the adorable, old, loving couples danced.
It certainly was a night to remember!