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isla
01-30-2018, 06:21 PM
The festival of fire, held on the last Tuesday in January, remembers the Vikings who used to rule the Shetland islands 1,000 years ago.
Warriors parade through the streets by torchlight as visitors from across the world gather to watch the spectacle.
The day culminates with the dramatic burning of a replica Viking long ship at King George V Playing Fields.

http://www.shetland.org/things/events/culture-heritage/up-helly-aa/

http://c.shetland.org/assets/files/2289/up-helly-aa-david-gifford-15.1680x0.jpg

isla
01-30-2018, 06:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHUiKobgE1o

robm
01-30-2018, 06:28 PM
Shetlanders really know how to throw a party.

bamamick
01-30-2018, 06:47 PM
Cool! My BBC Scotland comedienne tells me that you call it only 'Shetland'? Is it full of interesting things worth visiting? I am once again planning a Scotland trip, next year. The last two we didn't quite make it.

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Chris Smith porter maine
01-30-2018, 06:50 PM
OK that looks like fun!

skuthorp
01-30-2018, 07:52 PM
Have they considered a reenactment of the Scot's invasion of England? A bit of that fire under parliament might concentrate some minds.

lupussonic
01-30-2018, 10:45 PM
Noo dee feh rrrrrrrrrrrollin ya haigs.