LERWICK, Scotland - The last Tuesday of every January is always a bright moment for one Shetland Island, Scotland town.
The traditional festival of fire, known as 'Up Helly Ha,' is a celebration of Shetland Island history in the town of Lerwick. The annual event has a long-standing history that dates back to the 1880s.
In full Viking garb, participants lug a Viking boat through the streets. The celebration then turns into a giant bonfire party as people throw flaming torches onto the ship.
What's left is hundreds dressed as Vikings gathered around a longboat engulfed in flames.
(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)