Forget Burning Man, check out Burning BoatGoogle
Up Helly Aa is a fire festival in Lerwick, the capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands. It happens in January to mark the end of the Yule season. People dress up in Viking gear, haul a replica Viking longboat through town, and then burn it.
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Posted by Guy Kawasaki