The Grapevine – Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat

For the people of Gavle, a town in northern Sweden, it’s a Christmas tradition to build a 42 foot tall goat out of straw. For some of the people of Gavle, it’s tradition to try to burn it down.

Music

Music (Shchendryk) by Jason Shaw@ audionautix.com

References

  • Gavle Goat from Atlas Obscura
  • The Gävle Goat from VisitGavle.se
  • About the Gävle Goat from VisitGavle.se
  • One Town’s Fight to Save Their 40-Foot Yule Goat from National Geographic
  • Helikopterkupp planerades mot Gävlebocken from Arbetarbladet
  • Sweden’s Christmas Goat Succumbs to Flames from TheLocal.se
  • Gävle Confident its 2013 Xmas Goat Won’t Burnfrom TheLocal.se
  • Feeding the Poop Log: A Catalan Christmas Tradition from Slate

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