Sunday, December 07, 2014

Here's a Christmas tradition you've "goat" to see

I love finding out about the various Christmas traditions across Europe.  One of these is the Gävlebocken - the Gävle goat - which is a very famous attraction in Sweden.  It's a giant version of the the traditional Swedish 'yule goat', made of straw, and it's erected every year in the Swedish town. Sadly it's become a target for arson over the years and it's even treated with a flame-retardant substance to stop it going up in flames. Here's hoping that it survives until Christmas :) You can find more information on Wikipedia about the history of the Gävle goat.  Check out the live webcam at

The goat also has its very own Twitter account!  Follow it at

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