Up Helly Aa 2019 | United Kingdom, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Up Helly Aa 2019

Where:   Lerwick (Shetland Islands), United Kingdom
When:    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

The Up-Helly-Aa ("The end of the holly days") festival takes place at Shetland Islands.

It is one of the glories fire festivals in the world. All the participants are dressed as Vikings (or other customs that are changed yearly). With the torches that they carry they set on fire a huge Viking ship as a sacrifice to the god of the sun.

After the ecstasy of the fire the next day is a vacation day.

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Up Helly Aa
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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 

VisitShetland, Market Cross, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LU, UK Phone: +44 (0) 8701 999 440


Lerwick travel information
Dialing code: 1595
Longitude: -1.15°
Latitude: 60.15°
United Kingdom information address: VisitBritain Headquarters Thames Tower Black's Road Hammersmith London W6 9EL Phone: 020 8846 9000
Tourist website: www.visitbritain.com

United Kingdom country details
Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.
Capital: London
Currency: British pound (GBP)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50 Hz
Dialing country code: +44
Language: English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland).

United Kingdom background and overview:
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface.
The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe.
A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter is suspended due to wrangling over the peace process.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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