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Island in recovery after Up Helly Aa celebrations | Aberdeen and North | STV News

Quiet has settled over the island of Shetland in the aftermath of the annual Up Helly Aa festival.

Thousands took part in the raucous festivities which ended in a fiery climax with the burning of a Viking longship on Tuesday night.

Europe‘s biggest fire festival has been hailed as a success after nearly 1000 costumed “guizers” carried flaming torches which would set the 30ft Viking galley alight.

via Island in recovery after Up Helly Aa celebrations | Aberdeen and North | STV News.

Don’t miss the video report on the same page! Meanwhile, here are some pictures of this stunning event.

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Strange Random Viking Quote:

Go you must.
No guest shall stay
in one place for ever.
Love will be lost
if you sit too long
at a friend’s fire.

The Havamal or Book of Viking Wisdom

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  1. February 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    My next hollidays…

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