Fire Festival – Up Helly Aa
the night of fire
with hidden desires
of the festival
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo
Challenge. Her photo reminded me of the Viking
Fire Festivals in Scotland.
Read more about Up Helly Aa It is an annual
Viking Fire Festival in the Shetland Isles off the
east coast of Scotland in the North Sea.
Very nice but I never heard of Up Helly Aa. Am I too old already, somehow? lol
Well it’s a Viking festival so it’s pretty old 🤣
Hahaha. Oh must be like the Renaissance festivals we have here. I’ve been a few times 🤣
grand description of an emotional festival Christine, I have not heard of it and will look it up now
Thanks Gina🙂 I included a link
My zodiac sign’s element is fire, I think I’d be like fish to water when it comes to this fire festival. 😅
Thank you for sharing about your culture in the form of such a delightful post.
Thanks Sidharth. Although I’m British I did not grow up in Scotland so did not experience Up Helly Aa first hand. I just know about them
Well I live in India, I didn’t even know that such kind of festival even existed. 😅 Festivals aren’t meant to merely experienced, they are to be celebrated which you have done so splendidly through your glorious words. Well done, Christine. 👌👏
Thank you Sidharth. Beautiful, colorful India is one of my favorite countries. You have many wonderful festivals 🙂
Its good to know that you think so highly about India. I deal with British customers so I’m rather captivated by the English culture as well. Have you ever been to India in the past?
Yes two times. Many years ago to Mumbai (Bombay) and them 7 years ago to New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. A wonderful visit and memorable 🙂
Oh you have been to Delhi.. Do let me know if you plan to drop by anytime in the future once this corona virus eradicates. I’d be happy to be your guide and perhaps help you explore my city in a unique way. You are always welcomed to visit India again. 😁
You are so kind! ☺️
That does sound magical, Christine! 💞
Thank you Punam 💕☺️
My pleasure, dear. 🙂
Perfect for the photo.
Thank you! ☺️
You’re welcome 😉
This is not that particular festival…but very similar 🙂 Perfectly captured, Christine.
I figured it was a different one, it just reminded me of the Up Helly Aa fire festivals. Thanks Sue 🙂
I believe they have attended Up Helly Aa too 🙂