Bressay Up Helly Aa Literally "Up Holy [Day] All") can refer to any of twelve fire festivals held annually in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season. The tradition of Up Helly Aa has been alive in Bressay since the early 1930s, although the festival has not run annually since then. The first festival was held in 1930, and only a few details are known about it the first galley was constructed at the fish processing factory, and consisted of a painted Shetland Model, with a tail and head added.
Airbnb® Bressay - Vacation Rentals & Places to Stay The main festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January, and considerably lower numbers in the more rural festivals, formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes. Quiet but central apartment in the historic South End of Lerwick, close to the town centre and all its amenities and to all the activities associated with Shetland's world famous festivals of Up Helly Aa, Shetland Folk Festival and Shetland Wool Week. Apartment sleeps 4 in two well appointed bedrooms.
Bressay parkrun’s positive impact recognised In Lerwick girls and women are excluded from participating as guizers, despite discussions in 20. Residents and parkrun volunteers also work together to help maintain and ‘spruce up’ parts of the route and the finish area. The Community Council has also recognised how much the parkrun adds to Bressay by providing funding and resources, and the community itself promotes the event as an attraction during their ‘Up Helly Aa’ fire festival.
Bressay Up Helly Aa 2020 - What's on Shetland The current Lerwick celebration grew out of the older yule tradition of tar barrelling which took place at Christmas and New Year as well as Up Helly Aa. Come along to the annual Bressay Up Helly Aa 2020 information to follow. Brilliant day and night of celebrations.
Bressay Up Helly Aa 2019 - YouTube Squads of young men would drag barrels of burning tar through town on sledges, making mischief. Meet Zoe and Leanna, who went to see and take part in the procession and burning at the Bressay Up Helly Aa 2019, here in Shetland. The Bressay Up Helly Aa is different from many of our other fire.