Fire festival of ‘Viking soldiers’ many people want to know once

Up Helly Aa traditional fire festival takes place on the last Tuesday of January every year in Scotland

Up Helly Aa is the legendary fire festival in Scotland that visitors are looking forward to witnessing once in their lifetime.

Up Helly Aa fire festival of ‘Viking soldiers’ many people want to know once

This traditional event is held on the island of Shetland with a series of monumental activities such as parades, singing, dancing, torch relay and parties. The festival commemorates and celebrates the Viking culture that has existed for a long time and left a great influence in the Nordic region.

The characters playing the role of Viking soldiers split into several teams known collectively as the Jarl Squad. Each team is led by a leader called Guizer Jarl.

Guizer Jarl must have participated in Up Helly Aa for at least 15 years or more, and meet all the conditions to meet the criteria to be elected as the leader.

Jarl Squad teams spend the day marching around Lerwick, the capital of the province of Shetland. Finally, they headed for the riverbank and set fire to a warship with about 1,000 torches. When the train burned down, they returned to the downtown area and drank beer until the next morning.

Up Helly Aa was held for the first time in 1881. From 1956, young volunteers were also allowed to participate in the festival, called Viking-kids.

The characters playing the role of Viking soldiers divided into several teams known collectively as the Jarl Squad
The characters playing the role of Viking soldiers divided into several teams known collectively as the Jarl Squad
Each team is led by a leader called Guizer Jarl
Each team is led by a leader called Guizer Jarl
Since 1956, young volunteers are also allowed to participate in the festival, called Vi-kids
Since 1956, young volunteers are also allowed to participate in the festival, called Vi-kids
Jarl Squad teams spend the day marching around Lerwick, the provincial capital of Shetland
Jarl Squad teams spend the day marching around Lerwick, the provincial capital of Shetland
Up Helly Aa was first held in 1881
Up Helly Aa was first held in 1881
The soldiers burned the boat with 1,000 torches
The soldiers burned the boat with 1,000 torches
When the battleship burned down, everyone returned to the downtown to party until the next morning
When the battleship burned down, everyone returned to the downtown to party until the next morning
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