Epic Photos From Viking Festival In Scotland

Started by gash, February 09, 2017, 04:49:45 pm

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Up Helly Aa is a legendary viking festival that takes place in Scotland every year, and Tuesday's procession was epic as ever. Realistic armoured costumes, group chanting, and a full-on ship burning was only the beginning of a night filled with drinking, dancing and... Well, more drinking.


All groups of 'vikings' are known as Jarl Squads, which are led by an elected Guizer Jarl. The squads spend the whole day marching through Lerwick, the capital of Shetland province, and eventually make their way to the waterfront, where they burn a viking ship with 1 thousand torches. Once the boat is nice and crispy, they retire to town hall and drink beer until the sun comes up

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