What is the Viking chant?

What is the Viking chant?

The Viking Thunder Clap or Viking Clap is a football chant performed with a loud shout and a clap. The chant has been performed by fans of a number of clubs, but came to prominence during the UEFA Euro 2016, when fans of Iceland national team introduced their ‘viking clap’ or ‘volcano clap’ with a ‘huh’ chant.

How did Vikings say cheers?

Spelled variably as Skål, Skál, Skaal, Skoal, or Skol (depending on country and how it’s transliterated in English), it’s the ubiquitous Scandinavian “cheers” that no drink of aquavit would be complete without.

When did Vikings start saying Skol?

1961
Because it was a ritual enjoyed with friends and community, it became a way of saying “cheers” or “good health.” “Skol has been in our lexicon since the very beginning of the franchise in 1961,” Vikings Director of Brand and Creative Erin Swartz told Minneapolis-based WCCO. “It was really like a Cheers! Vikings!

What did Vikings say before battle?

Another common Viking battle cry was simply yelling out “Tyr!” — the name of the god of war.

Who started the Skol chant?

It turns out that Iceland’s famous chant comes from Scotland. Iceland made history by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup for the first time. Iceland’s team is famous for their “Skol” chant, which many believe to be a Vikings war cry.

What do Vikings fans chant?

However, the Vikings do make it into a “Minnesota Vikings” war cry, by cheering it to the beat of a drum! This chant was brought into the newly constructed US Bank Stadium as the Main Minnesota Vikings chant in 2016, although “Skol Vikings” has been a saying since the beginning of the NFL team, back in the 1960’s.

What does the toast Skol mean?

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Skol (written “skål” in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish and “skál” in Faroese and Icelandic or “skaal” in archaic spellings or transliteration of any of those languages) is the Danish-Norwegian-Swedish word for “cheers”, or “good health”, a salute or a toast, as to an admired person or group.