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The Gävle Goat | Visit Gävle

The goat is the world’s largest straw goat and made it to the Guinness Book of Records for the first time in 1985. In 2017, the Gävle Goat was left completely unharmed for the first time since 2014.

Gävle goat – Wikipedia

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About the Gävle Goat | Visit Gävle

The goat is the world’s largest straw goat and made it to the Guinness Book of Records for the first time in 1985. Worth knowing about the Gavle Goat The Gävle Goat is 13 metres (42.6 feet) high, seven metres long and weighs 3.6 tonnes. It takes a whole truck full of straw from the local village of Mackmyra to create the goat.

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

Sweden’s straw yule goat Gävlebocken whose biggest claim to global fame is its tendency to get burned down every year surprisingly survived this Christmas, much to the delight of …

Swedish Revelers Get Their Goat — Again — As Holiday

Nov 30, 2016 · Every year for Advent, the town of Gavle, Sweden, builds a giant Christmas goat out of straw. And every year, arsonists do their best to bring it down. This time, despite high-tech cameras and two security guards, the goat didn’t even last …

Five weirdest attacks on Gävle’s arson-prone Christmas

The Local takes a look at some of the most outrageous attempts to destroy an iconic straw yule goat that gets torched almost every year in the town of Gävle, Sweden. Every year the massive Christmas goat (Gävlebocken) in the Slottstorget square in Gävle, central Sweden, attracts a media storm with locals dreaming up new ways to protect …

Gävle, Sweden Tries to Save Yule Goat From Burning

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Dec 20, 2017 · Sweden’s Gävle Goat has been an annual holiday tradition since 1966, but the massive straw structure doesn’t always survive until Christmas.

A Christmas Oddity: The Giant Straw Goat in Sweden …

In the Swedish town of Gävle, about 100 miles north of Stockholm, residents have been erecting a giant straw goat in the town center since 1966. The Gävle Goat, also known as the Yule Goat and the Gävlebocken, may be a massive Christmas decoration, but there is never any guarantee that it will