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Up-Helly-Aa

Custom, Culture and Community in Shetland

by Callum G. Brown

  • 17 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Manchester University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Customs,
  • Rural communities,
  • Winter festivals,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Holidays (non religious),
  • Manners And Customs,
  • Scotland - History,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Sociology,
  • Northern Scotland, Highlands & Islands,
  • Lerwick,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Europe - Great Britain - Scotland,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Shetland (Scotland),
  • Social life and customs,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Scotland,
  • Shetland

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7839840M
    ISBN 100719053323
    ISBN 109780719053320

    Up Helly Aa Viking Festival Shetland Tour. Book This Tour Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun [% %] [% %] [% in respect of such photographs and/or films. You agree that the Operator may use any text written in comments books, recorded in customer surveys or input to online forums, in Group brochures, websites and/or. - Research for Up Helly Aa Party Event stationary/invites. See more ideas about Up helly aa, Party event, Vikings pins.

    Up-helly-aa: Custom, Culture and Community in Shetland is an impressively scholarly work which, as stated at the start of this review, takes the subject of calendar customs beyond the merely local and if, in this review, concentration has been on the local, that is because the book has so much to say on the local level. All readers, interested. Get the Atlas Obscura book. Up Helly Aa is a relatively modern celebration that seems to have its origins in the simple desire to get nuts and have a wild party. The official website of the Author: Eric Grundhauser.

    To visit Up Helly Aa you need to be in Shetland for the last Tuesday of January, this year Tuesday 28th January As Up Helly Aa takes place in the winter months there is usually plenty of space on board for foot passengers. If you want to book a cabin it’s worth doing so in advance to avoid disappointment.   The blueprint for the modern-day Up Helly Aa was created by the poet behind one of the event's traditional songs. Catherine Jeromson, who found it inside a donated book, said it .


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The Up Helly Aa festival marks the end of the Yule season, a Germanic and Nordic celebration, that roughly corresponded to the end of Christmas in festivities vary from location to location, but generally involve various processions through the town, including a spectacular evening torchlit procession of up to 1, “Guizers”, who dress up in a variety of themed outfits.

The book will be officially launched at Shetland Museum and Archives prior to the Jarl Up-Helly-Aa book visit on Up Helly Aa day. Local author Brydon Leslie wrote Borgar Jarl: J.J.

Haldane Burgess and Up Helly Aa as a dissertation for the University of the Highlands and Islands. The book discusses the blind Shetland scholar whose ideas were so important.

Up Helly Aa day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley. Preparations. Up Helly Aa is a community event, with countless volunteers contributing many hours each winter towards organising and planning the following year’s festival.

Up Helly Aa really is an incredible spectacle, and the sight of dozens of Vikings striding through the centre of Lerwick holding burning torches is pretty spectacular, as is the flaming ship that gets set alight at the end of the event.

In fact, Up Helly Aa is so good I’d even suggest you make a special journey to Shetland just to experience it. Up Helly Aa even has its own song which has become an important part of the celebrations. facebook twitter pinterest The Guizer Jarl, the chief Guizer and leader of the Jarl squad – the vikings for the day, leads a number of ‘squads’ through the town, which dresses up for the occasion with many local businesses getting involved in the End date: Up Helly Aa The Guizer Jarl was Liam Summers who portrayed Odin – Lord of the Gallows.

Learn more about Up Helly Aa Saga of Thorstein Egilsson. Up Helly Aa Meaning Stemming from the Up-Helly-Aa book Norse uppi, which means “at an end” and helly or holy day, Up Helly Aa is deemed to convey the sense of ‘an end to all holidays’. Jarl is the word for an old Norse or Viking Chief, and guizer is the medieval term for a wandering performer, who used to appear in plays.

The Vikings were fantastic as was the sense of community throughout the event. Either side of Up Helly Aa we saw the stunning scenery of Shetland and mainland Scotland. Thanks Dougie and the people of Shetland for a brilliant adventure!" CL, February   E very year, to celebrate the passing of the shortest days of the year, hundreds of men from the Shetland Islands channel their inner Vikings, carry torches through the black of the night and burn a purpose-built wooden Viking ship.

This is a guide for everything you need to know to organise a trip to Up Helly Aa on the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Up Helly Aa. Up Helly Aa festivals are also organised in areas outwith Lerwick.

These are referred to as ‘country Up Helly Aas’. Although smaller in size than the Lerwick Up Helly Aa, they are nonetheless very impressive. For many people in Shetland, the Up Helly Aa. Up Helly Aa (/ ˌ ʌ p h ɛ l i ˈ ɑː / UP-hel-ee-AH; literally "Up Holy [Day] All") can refer to any of twelve fire festivals held annually from January to March in Shetland, Scotland, to mark the end of the yule season.

Each festival involves a torchlit procession by squads of costumed participants (known as guizers) that culminates in the burning of Viking galley. This is Up Helly Aa, the annual winter festival of Shetland, which celebrates the lengthening of the days and the coming of another year, not to mention the chance of a good old knees-up.

It’s run by Shetlanders for Shetlanders, but that’s not to say visitors aren’t welcome. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It’s a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland’s history and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skills and spirit. Fifty helmeted Vikings, a burning Norse galley and an all-night party.

Book Now Contact +1 LiveChat. Email. WhatsApp. Maps. The History of Up Helly Aa. The festival itself is relatively new – and grew from older Yuletide and New Year festivities, when young men beat drums, blew horns, fired guns, shouted and caused mischief on Old Christmas tar barrels were introduced into the proceedings – and were dragged (on fire) on sledges through the town by squads of masked young men.

Up Helly Aa is a Viking fire festival which pays tribute to Shetland’s Scandinavian history and heritage. The Norse invaded in around AD and ruled the islands until This was the year the Danish fell short of the cash required to marry their Princess Margaret to James III of Scotland.

The Up Helly Aa tour starts and ends in Edinburgh. The Up Helly Aa is an explorer tour that takes 6 days taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and other destinations in Scotland.

Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is Shetland in the far north of Scotland, where one of the most incredible festivals in Europe is held. Orkney & Shetland Islands, 2nd edition: Includes Skara Brae, Fair Isle, Maes Howe, Scapa Flow, Up-Helly-Aa (Footprint Focus) Kindle Edition by Alan Murphy (Author) › Visit Amazon's Alan Murphy Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Reviews: Up Helly Aa is a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland history, and a triumphant demonstration of islanders' skills and spirit.

This northern Mardi Gras, run entirely by volunteers, lasts just one day (and all the following night). But it takes several thousand people days to organise. Much of the preparation is in strictest secrecy.

Up Helly Aa In Great Britain the long Christmas season draws to a close with Up Helly Aa, a spectacular fire festival celebrated in Scotland's Shetland Islands. In the late nineteenth century Shetlanders celebrated the festival on Janu or "Twenty-Fourth Night" Old Style, the twenty-fourth evening after Old Christmas Day.

In recent times, however. Traditionally, Up Helly Aa day kicks off when the bill of the “Guizer Jarl”, the annually chosen leader of the festival, which sets out the squads’ duties and mocks local events of the last.

Shetland’s Viking fire festival Up Helly Aa is an absurd cross between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The X Factor’. Our writer just got back from this year’s event. Yesterday, Janu people in Lerwick, Scotland, celebrated an annual Viking festival known as Up Helly Aa. Up Helly Aa is a variant of the Scottish Gaelic word Uphaliday, meaning end of ionally, the festival marks the end of the Yuletide (Christmas season), and its origins go back to the days of Viking rule in the Shetland Islands, the northernmost part of the United Kingdom.Up Helly Aa.

K likes. Information about ALL the Shetland Up Helly Aa Fire Festivals. This page in NOT affiliated to any Up Helly Aa Committee.