What date is Up Helly Aa 2023?
31st January 2023
It is only now we can start planning with some hope and confidence for the event to return in 2023. The date of the next festival will be Tuesday 31st January 2023.
Why does Shetland celebrate Up Helly Aa?
Up Helly Aa (meaning Up Holy Day) is a huge spectacle, a celebration of Shetland history, and a demonstration of islanders’ skills. It harks back to Shetland’s Viking heritage. As well as the main event there is a junior version, just for kids, which takes place on the same day.
What date is Up Helly Aa 2022?
Tuesday January 25, 2022
The 2022 festival due to take place on Tuesday January 25, 2022 has been put off due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the guidelines of hosting events and festivals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisers say they plan to postpone the festival until January 2023.
What is Up Helly Aa 2022?
Description. Up Helly Aa 2022 is the seventh annual release of our limited-edition Up Helly Aa series, released every January to celebrate the annual fire festivals held throughout Shetland.
What is the significance of Up Helly Aa?
Up Helly Aa (/ˌʌp hɛli ˈɑː/ UP-hel-ee-AH; literally “Up Holy [Day] All”) is a type of fire festival held annually from January to March in various communities in Shetland, Scotland, to mark the end of the Yule season.
Who celebrates Up Helly Aa?
Lerwick 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 364 days to organise.
What is the population of Shetland 2021?
Shetland Population 2021/2022 The population of the Shetland Islands in 2021 is estimated to be 22,870. This is a slight decrease on the population recorded in the 2011 census, which was 23,167. Shetland is the name for a collection of around 300 islands in the North Atlantic…
What is the crime rate in Shetland?
Shetland Island has reported the second-lowest rate of crimes compared to any other local authority area at 452 in total between 2020/21. The city places just above Orkney Islands with 195.1 crimes per 10,000 people.