Vikings March With Torches in Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

StoryfulNewsPublished: January 30, 2018
Published: January 30, 2018

The festival of fire in Scotland, also known as the Up Helly Aa, saw hundreds of people dressed in Viking garb on January 30 marching through Lerwick, Shetland with burning torches. The festival is held every year on the last Tuesday of January and remembers the Vikings who sailed the seas around the Shetland islands 1,000 years ago, according to the BBC. It ends with a replica Viking longboat being set alight with torches. This video shows the warriors parading through Lerwick. Credit: bootstrapsnjollies via Storyful

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