Up Helly AA (Viking Festival)
15 designs collected by spoonflower
If cold nights and bonfires are your thing, you may really enjoy this historic—and fiery—celebration of the history of the Shetland Islands. Since the 1880s, the Up Helly Aa festival recognizes the history of the Scandinavian Vikings that once owned and inhabited the Shetland Islands. There is dressing up in traditional Viking garb, up to 1,000 torch-bearing locals parading through town, and the piece de resistance, setting a traditional Viking longship on fire. Having your own bonfire on a smaller scale? Try one of these designs on a s’mores kit zipper pouch that the kids will love.