This year’s Yule goat was inaugurated in Gavle, Sweden in November, about three weeks before it was burned down on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
This year’s Yule goat was inaugurated in Gavle, Sweden in November, about three weeks before it was burned down on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Christmas

Giant Swedish Christmas goat torched again after five-year respite

  • The blaze revives a long-running tradition of locals illegally attempting to set the massive Yule decoration on fire as authorities try their best to stop them
  • Over the years, it has been hit with fireworks and burning arrows, run over by cars and smashed with clubs in often elaborate schemes

Topic |   Christmas
This year’s Yule goat was inaugurated in Gavle, Sweden in November, about three weeks before it was burned down on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
This year’s Yule goat was inaugurated in Gavle, Sweden in November, about three weeks before it was burned down on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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