Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal

If you like simple things in life, love nature, autumn, local traditions, good food and pleasant gatherings, it definitely be an excellent choice to attend a "sauesjå" while traveling to Norway, and feel filled with lot of positive energy at the end of the day! :)
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
About "sauesjå" in Norway... This is common exhibition in most parts of Southern Norway, and the word comes from a combination of old Norwegian words: "sjå" (meaning “to see”) + "saue" (meaning “sheep”) = "sauesjå" (“watch the sheep”), similar to another combined world, "dyrskue" meaning the "animal show" (“dyr” = animals + “saue" = “to see”)...
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
This year, "Sauesjå", took place on Sunday/ 20 of September in Kvinesdal (a picturesque city from Southern Norway), and locals were very lucky to have a wonderful day, with nice weather, temperature at 17 - 23'C, sunny, ocasionally feeling a pale chilled air, just perfect to tempt everyone spend time outdoors, take a walk in the surrounding area admiring the trees start changing their colors getting the copper touch, and enjoy the beauty of the day and local special festival.
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
Early in the morning, the weather felt more autumnal, with a thick fog in the valley that shortly disappeared, being replaced by a joyful sunshine whole day long that emphasized the fantastic autumnal scenery with colorful leaves, making everyone enjoy a lovely dinner as a reward.
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
  Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
Some people were busy doing everything for the sheep exhibit success, others were busy taking care of their large gardens, cutting and cropping the branches from apple and plum trees - being the perfect moment of the year for the trees to be pruned in the fall – but all at one moment came to join the "sauesjå" which turned into a very pleasant gathering, everyone happy to see and talk to each other (family, friends and simple curious persons passing by), smile, check for the goodies (tasty food), admiring also the old cars parked nearby, join the show and traditional festivity.
Old fashioned cars at Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
So, if you are a curious traveler willing to find out about local traditions, this could be a perfect experience for you and your family, that will make you smile in the sunshine, and start the day in a cheerful spirit!
Sauesjå - the sheep exhibit in Kvinesdal (photo JH)
Special thanks to a dear friend of mine from Kvinesdal.for sharing this topic with me, and now with you.
Also, all the images enclosed here are offered from his personal collection.