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Vikings Parade For Shetland's Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

By Gerard @presurfer
Up Helly Aa is a fire festivals held in Shetland annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season. The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers (anyone who dresses up, assumes a mask, and participates in the event) 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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(thanks Miss Rare)

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