Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland ~ "Up Helly Aa is a fire festivals held in S...

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland ~ “Up Helly Aa is a fire festivals held in S…


Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland ~ “Up Helly Aa is a fire festivals held in Shetland, Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule. The festival involves a procession of guizers (seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors) formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes. The procession culminates in the torches being thrown into a replica Viking longship or galley & celebrations afterwards.”



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