It was that time of the year once again when foreign dignitaries, multinationals staying in the country, celebrities, and the local folk came together to celebrate one of Sweden’s finest traditions—the Crayfish party. Held at the Harbor Tent of the Sofitel Phlippine Plaza, the annual shindig was put together by the folks from Volvo Philippines and the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
More than a thousand guests clad in Viking outfits graced the affair and showed their support for this worthy cause. Yes, this wasn’t just a night of fun and sumptuous Crayfish but was likewise a way of helping those in need. In this case, it was the Chosen Children’s Village, a place in Cavite that cares for the mentally and physically challenged.
This year’s event was made even more special as the World Car of the Year, the Volvo XC60, graced the party with its presence, alongside its equally distinguished S90 sibling. Together, the two fine Swedish steeds were a showcase of engineering at its finest. And in case you didn’t know, it was over a meal of Crayfish that Volvo founders Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielson forged their partnership in 1924, setting out to build Sweden’s very own automobile.
And as history would tell us, it wasn’t just any car but one that centered around caring for human bengs. This can be seen from the patent-free safety belt that Volvo invented, to the way the cars are designed and built. Moreover, the goal of a society that is accident-free or with very minimal injury due to road mishaps has always been at the forefront.
This is what everyone celebrated over Crayfish. And it is what drives Volvo to tirelessly care for its owners and society as a whole.