One big boozy fire in Scotland … Lerwick Up Helly Aa | Somewhere in the world today

Mix Scots and Vikings and you get a seriously big, boozy fire…

Up Helly Aa refers to the annual fire festivals held in Shetland and Scotland to mark the end of the yule season. 

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Picture: Up Helly Aa 2008 by Dave Cleghorn, on Flickr

Mix Scots and Vikings and you get a seriously big, boozy fire…

Up Helly Aa refers to the annual fire festivals held in Shetland and Scotland to mark the end of the yule season. The festivals involve a procession of up to a thousand “guizers” marching in squads, who make their way through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes.

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Picture: Up Helly Aa 2008 by Dave Cleghorn, on Flickr