up-helly-aa

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Up-Helly-Aa (ˌʌpˈhɛlɪɑː)
 
n
a midwinter festival held in January in Shetland; originally a fire festival, but now a celebration of Shetland's Norse heritage, involving the ceremonial burning of a newly built Viking ship
 
[from up (in the sense: finished) + haliday a Scottish form of holiday]

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