Up Helly Aa Viking festival

Up Helly Aa Viking festival
By Stuart William Oates
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Hundreds of Modern day Vikings Gathered in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, a festival that remembers the Vikings who used to rule in Scotland 1,000 years ago

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Hundreds of Modern day Vikings gathered in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, a festival that remembers the Vikings who used to rule in Scotland 1,000 years ago.

As part of the entertainment, the wanna-be Norsemen performed for locals with a rendition of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas before segwaying smoothly into "Rockin' All Over the World" by John Fogerty.

The festival always happens on the last Tuesday in January and culminated with a burning of a replica Viking long ship in nearby playing fields.

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