Posts tagged ‘fire festival’

January 31, 2018

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 . . .

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May 1, 2016

Bare Bums and Bits in Auld Reekie

by duncanr

beltane edinburghas Ratty has reminded us, today is the 1st of May (https://madhatters.me.uk/2016/05/01/first-of-may/) – for gawd’s sake read the auld bugger’s post and leave a comment or click the Like button (you don’t have to mean it), else we’ll get no peace from him at all !

I was born and grew up in Edinburgh and on the 1st May it was customary to . . .

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