REBLOG: Gävlebocken

Reblogged from Bettie's Books:

Gävle confident its 2013 Xmas goat won't burn

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Batgrl's comment: I love the idea of a straw Yule goat, which I'd never heard of before.


Wikipedia: Gavle goat

Be sure to read the really long section called Timeline for what happened to the goat each year - which is often hysterical. Sometimes it did escape burning, but the result wasn't always happy:


"1976 Hit by a car

  • 1977 N/A
  • 1978 Again, the goat was kicked to pieces.

...1987 A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas."