Up Helly Aa Lerwick Shetland Islands Scotland Celebration of the midwinter festival old style calendar January 28th HOMER SYKES

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Up Helly Aa Lerwick Shetland Islands Scotland Celebration of the midwinter festival old style calendar January 28th HOMER SYKES
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Up Hell Aa Lerwick Shetland Isles The climax of this Norse ceremony is the burning of a Viking long ship that has been dragged through the street of Lerwick This celebrates the end of the winter and this custom takes place on the last Tuesday in January annually