When: 10th February 2017, 8pm
Where: Unst, Shetland Islands
What is it?
This year’s Uyeasound Up Helly Aa will take place on Friday 10th February. Uyeasound’s Up Helly Aa is the first of two such annual events to be held on Unst.
Up Helly Aa is a celebration of Shetland’s norse heritage, when the streets are taken over with Vikings, longboats, and torchlit processions. Events run from January to March each year, with Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa being the biggest and most well-known of these celebrations.
At this year’s Uyeasound event, a large procession will take place with the Viking squad carrying their flaming torches. It will culminate with the burning of the longboat and a large bonfire. Afterwards the squad and the spectators will make their way to the Uyeasound Hall for a night of dancing.
More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Helly_Aa