Festivallen 2016

MedSex Levererar festivallen

Festival + kravall = Festivall

What is a “kravall” you may wonder?

Non-student proper definition: a riot
Student (Link√∂ping) definition: PARTY ūüėÄ

Last night, I went to my first kravall ever and initiated my medical student party tailcoat or l√§karfrack. Festivallen is a party¬†organised by the party committee of the medical school, mainly aimed its students¬†of course. So yeah, basically one could see students from every semester (there are 11 semesters hence 11 classes of over 100-ish students) at the party.¬†At a kravall,¬†you¬†wear your party student “uniform” or ovve¬†which is according to your study program. But since we’re medical students and are “a bit more special”, we wear tailcoats (frack)¬†and not overalls (hence the word ovve) like everyone else. At every kravall you go to you collect a badge which you then put on your ovve, to show everyone all the events you have been to of course. I officially have my first stamp! ūüėÄ


Before leaving to the pre-party and getting it dirty¬†for the first time, Link√∂ping medic represent! ūüėÄ

I borrowed my friend’s bike and overcame my fear of biking in a city. We started at a preparty at a friend’s house, where her roomie invited people from her class to – which happens to be my future class starting next semester. My future classmates are super friendly and welcoming, and I’m less scared of changing class once again. They even invited me to their upcoming klassittning (class party). It was nice to meet those I will graduate as a doctor with in two years! ūüôā

snapchat party drinks pregame Linköping läkarprogrammet festivallen

Can this snapchat photo be any darker?

We biked to the kravall¬†at the Link√∂ping main campus, Valla (not the hospital campus where we basically live!) where I unfortunately lost one of my bag’s wings on the way. We came in, and as my first ever¬†proper school-wide¬†student party in Link√∂ping ever, I was impressed. Everyone dressed in similar uniforms representing their study programs, and three different rooms with different music. And these rooms were BIG. I’d estimate about 700¬†students at the party. Amazing.

me writing on the facebook event page for Festivallen regarding my lost wing on my beibaobao bag

It’s the first time I used this bag and it already lost one wing… No one has replied on the Facebook event page regarding if they’ve found the other wing… So so sad ūüė¶

Kårallen Läkarprogrammet campus valla Linköpings universitet student life

My friend and classmate Laura and I at the biggest room of Kårallen! Yes I know this is also yet another super great dark photo.

At the end of the night, Thomas Stenstr√∂m the artist behind one of my major “missing Sweden super summer feelings” songs called “Sl√• mig h√•rt i ansiktet” performed. Breathtaking.



I woke up the next day at my friend’s place with a massive headache but with the realisation that oh my God I had such an amazingly good time last night. So who cares about the hangover. But now it’s time for¬†V√§rnamo.

It was a good weekend back in Link√∂ping but now my placement continues. Now I’m in V√§rnamo for primary care for the next two weeks. Wish me luck! ūüôā