Up Helly Aa

by duncanr

Photo credit : Jane Barlow/PA Wire


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each year, on the last Tuesday of January, thousands of Shetlanders – proud of their Viking heritage – parade through the streets of Lerwick, some dressed in viking garb, carrying lighted torches, before . . .

setting fire to a replica longship
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Photo credit : Jane Barlow/PA Wire


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Photo credit : Jane Barlow/PA Wire


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More pics here – http://tinyurl.com/y78pphra

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3 Comments to “Up Helly Aa”

  1. So, it’s like Burning Man but with more class and less raping and pillaging.

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  2. As memorably featured in the (BBC or ITV?) police drama “Shetland”. Brilliant.

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