Advent Day 8 – Gavle Goat

Each year a giant Yule goat is erected in the town of Gavle in Sweden. The goat is made of straw over a wooden frame and is very often the subject of repeated arson attacks. It has been burned to the ground in most years since it first appeared in 1966. Since November 2016 it has apparently been damaged 36 times. Poor goat.

Read more about the Gavle Goat on Wikipedia

(The Gävle goat in December 2009, Seppo Laine CC BY 2.0)