Sunday, July 10, 2016

You know the haka, but the Icelandic Viking Clap?

Most people will have heard of the Maori haka but I had never before seen the Icelandic Viking Clap. After their team lost in the quarter finals of the 2016 Euro tournament, a mass gathering of Icelandic fans performed the Viking Clap - it must have been stirring to have taken part:


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  1. Apparently Icelandic fans took it up having seen it in use at Fir Park, home of Motherwell FC. So it's really from Scotland, and therefore a British/Gaelic/Anglo-Saxon/Pictish/Viking clap. With a bit, perhaps, of Roman/Norman/Fleming too.

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  2. The Viking Clap came to Canberra on the weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b26mIy53qrk

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