"Equal parts spiritual summer camp and singles mixer, the five-day conference has become an essential part of the region’s LDS dating game."Festinord, a singles event for 18-30-year-old Latter-day Saints in Europe, helps YSAs from around Scandinavia meet other LDS singles.explaining the importance of marriage to Latter-day Saints as well as their standards of abstaining from alcohol and sex before marriage, highlighted this unique event and the pressures single saints feel to start a family.
Spanning just a few days of the year, there's a lot of pressure for the singles who arrive at the event to take advantage of the rare opportunity to be with other Latter-day Saints their own age.
Not to mention the YSAs who come from even more remote regions all over the world.
And most of the young Latter-day Saints in attendance agree: they know few Latter-day Saints in their hometown, meaning long-distance relationships are often a given.
Started in 1966, Festinord rotates between Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Originally a gathering with a few hundred in attendance, the event has grown, with Latter-day Saints making it from as far away as New Zealand.
"This year, 821 singles from 31 countries attended, and for the first time, the Scandinavians were in the minority," Brown writes.
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