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Up Helly Aa is a traditional Viking fire festival that takes place every year on the last Tuesday of January. It marks the beginning of the longer days and the new year.

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Burns Night is celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It honors the life and contributions of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. Burns’ best known work is Auld Lang Syne.

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Scotland’s capital hosts the largest performing arts festival in the world.  Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place annually in the month of August and is open to anyone, with any type of performance.

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