Up Helly Aa, takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year. Up Helly Aa day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley.
Up Helly Aa is a community event, with countless volunteers contributing many hours each winter towards organising and planning the following year’s festival. Each festival involves a torchlit procession by squads of costumed participants (known as guizers) that culminates in the burning of Viking galley.
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