Öland harvest festival 2016

Catching up with Victoria’s engagements, on Wednesday, September 28, the Crown Princess attended the inauguration ceremony of Öland’s harvest festival. The festival held every year since 1997, has grown to become Sweden’s most popular harvest festival.

oland harvest festival 2016 01Photo: Suvad Mrkonjic/TT via Kungahuset.se

The festival revives an ancient farmers’ tradition of celebrating Michaelmas, marking the end of the growing season when the harvest was collected and the animals were taken inside for the winter. This was followed by a Michaelmas feast and Michaelmas markets, where the newly harvested products changed hands. The Öland Harvest Festival is based on this tradition and is a showcase for the island’s fine cuisine, innovative culinary products, and rich culture.

oland harvest festival 2016 01Photo: Suvad Mrkonjic/TT via Kungahuset.se

During the festival, the island of Öland becomes the Kingdom of Pumpkin: orange pumpkins are the symbol of the Harvest Festival. Crown Princess Victoria even shared a photo of adorable Prince Oscar surrounded by pumpkins!

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VICTORIA’S LOOK

* Mayla Carrie Coat
* Klingberg Rakel Bootie
* By Malene Birger Snakeskin Clutch