Episode number 4 of Series “A World of Festivals”.
The Viking fire festival which is held every year in the Shetland Islands celebrates the end of winter and the coming of spring. Preparations take many months and involve the entire community of this isolated outpost of the British Isles. As well as the festival itself there are glimpses of the life of the people who live here.
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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Great Britain
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Shetland (Scotland)
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