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The 3.8 ton Goat Burning in Sweden

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posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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The Gävle Goat (Gävlebocken) is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget in central Gävle, Sweden. It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. It is erected each year at the beginning of Advent, and has become famous for being destroyed in arson attacks during December. Despite security measures and the nearby presence of a fire station, the goat has been burned to the ground most years since its first appearance in 1966.

Since 1986 there have been two Yule Goats built in Gävle: the Gävle Goat by the Southern Merchants and the Yule Goat built by the Natural Science Club of the School of Vasa.
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Only one time a person was caught with burning the Goat, an American named Lawrence Jones.. He thought it was a tradition in Sweden, it sorta is..

at 11PM local time in Sweden, just a couple of hours after it was in place.

Guess what?





posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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Poor goat, what did it do to deserve this treatment.....lol



posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: tikbalang

Figures, it just HAD to be an American....



posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Rubicon3

He probably has a couple ton of straw for sale.....



posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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Nothing says Christmas like setting a gigantic, fake goat on fire. Sweden, ..... yeah, no desire to ever go there.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: tikbalang

LOL! Someone burnt it again?



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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Maybe they should make their goat out some kind of less flammable material?



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: Rubicon3

No, it's been burned down many times. It's just that the American guy was the only guy to get caught doing it and he claimed he thought it was tradition as it's been set fire to so many times before. As stated in the OP.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: TDawg61

They tried that, it still got burned down. LOL



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 02:08 AM
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That's baa-aa-aa-aa-aa-ad.



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