Eksjö Local Customs

  • Leave a stone here - happy travels :-)
    Leave a stone here - happy travels :-)
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  • Skuruhatt, the highest point
    Skuruhatt, the highest point
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  • Marvellous views over Eksjö's surroundings
    Marvellous views over Eksjö's...
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    Sign the guestbook at Skurugata

    by Trekki Updated Aug 29, 2009

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    Usually only mountain peaks have guestbooks, but there is also one in Skurugata. Makre sure you look for it, it is in the middle of the canyon on the western side at approx. 50-70 cm height. The wooden sign is a bit weathered and blends in with the wall, so it is not easy to see. Look fo the loose stone, remove it and the guestbook will be there wrapped in a plastic bag. After having signed the book (if you like to do so), please put it back into the bag and at its place. I think the bag and the stone are there to protect it from bad weather.

    There's the guestbook, behind the stone, Skurugata ... wrapped in a plastic bag :-)
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    Put a stone on the cairn: happy travels

    by Trekki Updated Aug 29, 2009

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    From the parking lot the way to hike into Skurugata is a circular one, either along the little toilet house westward and then south or southward past the information board and after some time northbound. I walked the latter one and it brought me to Skuruhatt, the highest point (337 m, according to the leaflet) of the rock formation with a prime view to the west and the beautiful landscape of Småland (see other photos). Very close to this viewpoint is a cairn and of course the legend says that one must put a stone on top of it to guarantee happy travels. Of course I did and yes, my travel was happy and moreover, I had beauiful sunny weather for the rest of my trip.

    Leave a stone here - happy travels :-) Skuruhatt, the highest point Marvellous views over Eksj��'s surroundings Marvellous views over Eksj��'s surroundings
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    Hussars Day

    by Sjalen Written Jul 16, 2005

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    The army presence in Eksjö with its infantery and fusilliers once also included the Småland Hussars, something you can see by the impressive equestrian statue in the main square. When they were no longer needed, it was decided to set up the Hussars Association to keep the traditions alive. Today, the hussars therefore take part in all sorts of local history events but their big do is the Hussars' Day on a Sunday in June. Then they parade through town to the Stora Torget square and exchange banners with a visiting group of hussars from anywhere in Europe (they also drum up horses for their visitors from all over the countryside) and end the ceremony with prayers as the vicar comes out from church after the Sunday sermon. They then disappear down to a meadow nearby and have a performance for the public for which you have to buy tickets. Sometimes, the performances have also included other equestrian professionals.

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