last Tuesday in January
If you thought the Vikings were a thing of the past, hold on to your helmet.
On the last Tuesday in January, hundreds of Vikings invade the otherwise sleepy archipelago known as Shetland.
Shetland lies between Scotland and Norway, making it the perfect pillaging point in the heyday of the Vikings. Around 1000 AD, the Vikings began settling on the islands. A thousand years later their descendants are still proud of their heritage.
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Lang syne, in Eden’s happy scene
When strappin Adam’s days were green,
And Eve was like my bonie Jean
My dearest part,
November 30, St. Andrew’s Day, is the national day of Scotland.
St. Andrew is said to be the first disciple of Christ, though he’s got some competition from his brother Simon Peter.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make …Read more