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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Up Helly Ah - A Viking Festival

Up Helly Aa refers to any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season and celebrate the arrival of the Vikings. The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick and considerably lower numbers in the more rural festivals, formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes...

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Shirley Gibson said...

I bet if those were real vikings nobody would be happy to see them!

Carolyn Abiad said...

That's some festival!

Jim Cassa said...

I like the Viking photos. It reminds me of a paranormal vision I once had. The colors were extremely bright and outstanding.

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