Nearly 50 percent of the effigies built since 1966 have been destroyed. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. WHAT A WORLD. This is the history of a straw goat erected in the town square of Gävle, Sweden every year... And burnt down almost every year. What Is a Yule Goat, and Why Does This One Keep Burning Down? Video of Burning of the Gävle Julbocken for fans of Christmas. Video of Burning of the Gävle Julbocken for fans of Christmas. That keeps the ticking clock element for hopefuls while still guaranteeing sweet, sweet immolation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Limbero (talk • contribs) 01:39, 23 December 2013 (UTC). In 1996, the Southern Merchants (a group of businessmen that sponsor the Yule Goat construction) placed cameras to monitor the goat 24 hours a day, but this didn’t help either. Such is the case with the Yule Goat in the city of Gävle, Sweden. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). Again, the determined vandals found a way to burn it. About Gävle goat in brief. Famous Christmas Goat in Gävle, Sweden did not survive till Christmas... again. The Gavle Goat has been hit by a cruising car and been subjected to fire and sabotage over the years. Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat. The Gavle Goat has been hit by a cruising car and been subjected to fire and sabotage over the years. Blackjack is a colin nutley film about a dance band that tours sweden. In fact, it’s become a game for the villagers of … That sounds like opinion. Please feel free to challenge these figures or the calculation. … Is there a detail I'm missing in the lede image that only becomes clear at 160% magnification? ;) Bradv 20:05, 10 December 2016 (UTC). This should be a cultural ref. I made the following changes: Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 00:19, 24 December 2017 (UTC), I came to the page having read a news article, and it strikes me that there's nothing here about local opinion on the phenomenon, which is what I came looking for, and what I imagine a lot of people will also come looking for. Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp. It was the first act of arson in what would become a … Since 1966, the figure has managed to survive only twelve arson attacks. 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The Gävle Goat of 2009, before Andy Zaltzman got to it. Often, there is a sign near the Natural Science Club goat saying: “Merry Christmas to everyone, except the Southern Merchants.”, Here is another interesting read from us: The hanging of stockings by the fireplace mantle has been an essential part of the Christmas tradition for centuries. What Is a Yule Goat, and Why Does This One Keep Burning Down? Is there a way to make the tables actually the same size? It was the first act of … --McGeddon (talk) 10:56, 15 November 2016 (UTC). By Dan Amira. The Goat, as a symbol of the year past and as a symbol of our potential future, both needs to burn and not to burn; we need a Goat for burning and a Goat for yearning. Staged hacker attacks and kidnappings have also been planned. It has been destroyed by other acts of vandalism six times, including being hit by a car in 1976. Only 12 made it till Christmas. A bit of background here. ", but User:Beyond My Ken thinks we should ignore this and go to 1.6. The Gävle Goat burning in 2001 was quite interesting. In 2015, 420,000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when he was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. Now, people around the world wait to see if the goat survives. Cite your source please for asserting this. 3 Gävle Goat Burning 2013 . In 1966 a group of businessmen from Gävle, Sweden contrived a fool-proof means of attracting renown and tourism to their community; to build the largest straw Yule Goat in the world. As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. On December 27, 2015, the goat was burnt for the 28th time. Since 1986, there have been two different Yule Goats constructed every year: the first made by the Southern Merchants and the second made by the Natural Science Club of the School of Vasa. The two groups are competitive about it. I have just modified 5 external links on Gävle goat. This article has been mentioned by multiple media organizations: In this film an alcoholic gets drunk and burns the goat with a lighter and a can of petrol. The Goat, as a symbol of the year past and as a symbol of our potential future, both needs to burn and not to burn; we need a Goat for burning and a Goat for yearning. Healer_Leona, Dec 3, … In some mythological stories, he is riding a flying chariot drawn by two goats. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. The Southern Merchants Gävle Goat in 2006, It turns out that building giant Yule Goats is quite popular in Gävle. The figure was burned by a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.139.65.158 (talk) 11:40, 15 August 2014 (UTC). Not sure what to do about dead links, hopefully someone else knows. On December 27, 2015, the goat was burnt for the 28th time. In subsequent years, the burning of the Gävle Goat became a tradition in its own right. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. The Natural Science Club (Naturvetenskapliga Föreningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over. Mountain biking package Högbo Brukshotell. Haven't gone back to this since July, but I was thinking the list might look better as a table. Sadly, this was one of the few times the goat made it past Christmas. Most of those years, vandals have destroyed it, most often by fire. I have made no previous edits on, If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with, If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 16:47. Martinb9999 (talk) 23:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC). In fact, it’s become a game for the villagers of Gävle to see just how long the goat will last each year. Nearly 50 percent of the effigies built since 1966 have been destroyed. So in 1966, when the town of Gävle wanted something fun and Christmas-y for the town square, a giant Yule goat seemed like a great idea. Burning the goat is an illegal act and not welcomed by most citizens of Gävle, but undoubtedly this is what has made the goat famous. The history of the Gavle Goat begins in 1966, when it was erected on Castle Square in Gävle for the first time. One year, men dressed as Santa Claus and a gingerbread … He claimed that he wasn’t aware he was committing arson, but this didn’t matter much to the authorities in Gävle. Registered: Jul 7, 2000. Who's closet to it that we may bribe a bit of arson? A definitions or an ordered list would have better semantics than an unordered one, or some other way of showing a linear progression, but I suspect a block of prose would be very, very painful to parse. They should just start ceremonially burning the goat rather than taking it down at the end of the Christmas season. The Gävle Goat has friends in more than 120 countries around the world who follow him in social media. 2000 - The Goat is burned just after New Year’s. He spent 18 days in prison and was sentenced to a fine of 100,000 Swedish kronor for the damage (which he didn’t pay). A bit of background here. HERE, YOU CAN READ ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GIANT STRAW GOAT FROM THE BEGINNING TO PRESENT TIME. Looking for news stories about the burning of the Natural Science Club's goat sometime after Dec 15, as noted in the timeline: 2006 On the night between the 14 and 15 of December at 03.00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol. The Gävle Goat was destroyed for the first time in 1966, when a vandal from a neighboring town burnt it to the ground on New Years Eve. You see, the Gävle Goat has been burned down at least 28 out of the 53 years that the tradition has been followed. The Gävle Goat was destroyed for the first time in 1966, when a vandal from a neighboring town burnt it to the ground on New Years Eve. HERE, YOU CAN READ ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GIANT STRAW GOAT FROM THE BEGINNING TO PRESENT TIME. The first Gävle goat, erected on 1 December 1966, was thirteen meters tall, seven meters long, and weighed three tons. The Gävle Goat before and after it was set on fire in 2004. In the 19th century, the Yule goat became the giver of Christmas gifts, closely related to Santa Claus. 2000 - The Goat is burned just after New Year’s. The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. Sometimes it burns within days of being erected, while other years it makes it to the second … According to National Geographic, the burning of the Gävle goat is almost as popular of a Yuletide tradition as building the thing. It stands as a monument to man ’ s pigheaded stupidity. The Gävle Goat has friends in more than 120 countries around the world who follow him in social media. Ever since the first goat was erected in the 60’s, people have been driven by a compulsion to torch it. It was the association of tradesmen of South Gävle who decided to build the goat in order to attract more … "Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet", http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099142/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl, WP:Comment on the content, not the contributor, http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article18065246.ab, http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/bocken-i-gavle-har-brunnit-ned/, http://www.svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/gavledala/bockkommitten-vi-ar-jatteledsna, https://www.facebook.com/expressen/posts/10151908187560345, https://web.archive.org/20110708053041/http://merjuligavle.blogspot.com/2011/01/mandag-3-januari-vi-ses-nasta-ar-see.html, http://merjuligavle.blogspot.com/2011/01/mandag-3-januari-vi-ses-nasta-ar-see.html, added the mention of the other goat last month, https://web.archive.org/web/20120217093233/http://hem.passagen.se/nf1/bock/bock.htm, https://web.archive.org/web/20070927001236/http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=350410&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=0, http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=350410&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=0, https://web.archive.org/web/20070125212523/http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0%2C2789%2C567577%2C00.html, http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,567577,00.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20070126105654/http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0%2C2789%2C944925%2C00.html, http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,944925,00.html, http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/53159.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20061117124224/http://www.sploid.com/news/2005/12/santa_torched_t.php, http://www.sploid.com/news/2005/12/santa_torched_t.php, https://web.archive.org/web/20081208053819/http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2620, http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2620, https://web.archive.org/web/20070128225108/http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/debatt/story/0,2789,406509,00.html, http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/debatt/story/0,2789,406509,00.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20040517000016/http://wwwb.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,404850,00.html, http://wwwb.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,404850,00.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20070927001214/http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=476327&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=101, http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=476327&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=101, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Gävle_goat&oldid=995736843, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, A news item involving Gävle goat was featured on Wikipedia's, A fact from this article was featured on Wikipedia's. And besides, as a list, you get the comic Swamp Castle effect. Please take a moment to review my edit. I've updated the table to show a summary of the timeline above it. All across Scandinavia and Northern Europe, there is a tradition of making straw goat ornaments during the Christmas season. Looking for news stories about the burning of the Natural Science Club's goat sometime after Dec 15, as noted in the timeline: 2006 On the night between the 14 and 15 of December at 03.00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol. Do the right thing, people of Gävle. The Gävle Goat has been hit by a cruising car and been subjected to fire and sabotage over the years. Ever since the first and only twentieth anniversary of the goat's construction, there has been two … Evidently there’s some disagreement about that. While we love the pieces we’ve devoted to Gävle Goat – find them all here – we’ve chronicled some of our other favorite stories below. The Gävle Goat was burnt on December 3 and the weekend escalated into a frenzy of copycat goat-burning. TJRC (talk) 00:52, 22 January 2019 (UTC), looking at the source code all the tables for each decade are defined as having exactly the same width, but when looking at the article they all vary, which not only makes it look messy but also harder to quickly glance at information. BurmeseCatMan (talk) 14:00, 8 December 2013 (UTC), The time line WOULD NOT be better in prose.122.210.63.96 (talk) 11:24, 7 December 2014 (UTC), This is quite the controversial claim. 79.70.180.218 (talk) 19:13, 28 December 2017 (UTC), Should there be two extra columns in the table, stating what happened to the National Science Club's each year that it has existed? We can only wait to see what will happen next year. Read more. The 53 is the total number of goats built (57) less four with fate unknown. Each year local bookies take bets on the chances of the goat to survive. According to National Geographic, the burning of the Gävle goat is almost as popular of a Yuletide tradition as building the thing. Each holiday season, the town of Gävle erects a straw Goat, and each year would-be arsonists attempt to burn it down. Certain residents place bets on whether or not the goat will be incinerated and on how long the burning will take place before Christmas, so its demise could hold a big payout. Maybe it's worth a separate column for each (and combining date/method into a single cell), although I'm not sure we have the sources to be sure which goat survived each year. There arent so many entries that it would be overwhelming, in my opinion Otherwise I would propose merging them into a single table which would also fix the problem. Is it one of those silly traditions that people are really excited about or is it viewed more like vandalism? The figure was burned by a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio. More extreme measures of protection were taken in 2006: they decided to coat the goat with “Fiber ProTector Fireproof,” a fireproofing substance that is used in airplanes. This year's Goat was the 47th of its kind erected in the town of Gävle since 1966. Every year the small town of Gävle erects a massive straw goat at Christmas, and every year vandals try to … "Unknown fate" also includes the current (2013) goat. "24 Weird AF Wikipedia Pages That'll Make You Say, "Wait, This Actually Exists?! Staged hacker attacks and kidnappings have also been planned. I do have to admit that I like the visuals of a giant straw goat burning, but I get quite upset at all that work being set ablaze. I have just modified 4 external links on Gävle goat. Just to make it clear, the destruction of the goat is not officially part of Gavle’s tradition, but not everyone is aware of that. The Gävle Goat burning in 2001 was quite interesting. The arsonist who burned it was found and convicted of vandalism. Sadly, this was one of the few times the goat made it past Christmas. In 2015, 420 000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when it was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. The source that was noted does not appear to relate to that and is a dead link, so I moved it to source the previous sentence, where at least the title makes more sense. Beyond My Ken reverted with the comment "where does the article say that about the 1966 goat? The Gävle goat burning in the film, blackjack In this film an alcoholic gets drunk and burns the goat with a lighter and a can of petrol. --McGeddon (talk) 09:59, 29 October 2015 (UTC), Any further opinions on this, with December coming up? The Gävle goat burning in the film, blackjack In this film an alcoholic gets drunk and burns the goat with a lighter and a can of petrol. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. Read more. Something like: What do people think? Gävle’s Christmas market was very simple. Eje Berglund on Sweden’s Gävle Goat and Why People Keep Burning It Down. He spent 18 days in prison and was sentenced to a fine of 100,000 Swedish kronor for the damage (which he didn’t pay). It wasn’t. Dome Adrenaline Zone. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. a straw Goat, and each year would-be arsonists attempt to burn it down. The Gävle Goat has friends in more than 120 countries around the world that follow it in social media. I am responding to a third opinion request for this page. [citation needed] The Department of Tourism in Gävle gets bombarded with e-mails from all over the world questioning whether the city supports the burning of the Gävle Goat. It's always in the media when the goat is constructed and we are just waiting for it to get burned. I couldn't reconcile the existing one to any source. The Yule Goat struggle in Gävle continues; this year, the goat was burned only a few hours after it was erected. Burning a goat; The locals; The outsider; The priest; Weapons of fire; The authorities; Bringing the sun back; The culprits; Light and darkness; In the small city of Gävle… The 2016 Gävle Goat did not even last 24 hours. On Dec. 1, 1966, the 43-foot-tall goat was erected in the square. This second, illegal tradition began with the very first goat in 1966. The main Gävle Goat, which is the bigger of the two, and the smaller Natural Science Club goat across the square. The Gävle Goat in 2009 (photograph by Tony Nordin) Will this be a year the ... 1999 - The Goat survives only two hours before burning. The folks in Gävle are doing anything to protect their goat from being burned. Since 1985, they have been engaged in a constant Goat War. The Gävle Goat has friends in more than 120 countries around the world that follow it in social media. ", mentioned by multiple media organizations. Read more. So, in the tradition of Zozobra and Burning Man, you figure that giant straw creature was made to be burned down. And my eyesight is fine too. Goats ; December 19, 2017—For 51 years, the city of Gävle, in Sweden’s north country, has celebrated Christmas with a giant straw goat called the Gävlebokken. I will yell at the TV when this happens. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. Most of those years, vandals have destroyed it, most often by fire. The history of the Gavle Goat begins in 1966, when it was erected on Castle Square in Gävle for the first time. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099142/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl, The best line in it is "Jag var bara ett knull for dig, jag vet" Alternatively, you can get the 50 foot high version. World Cup Volt Hockey. And be on the lookout for more Gävle Goat coverage in early December after this year’s goat is erected and celebrated on Dec. 1. This second, illegal tradition began with the very first goat in 1966. Burning the goat is an illegal act and not welcomed by most citizens of Gävle, but undoubtedly this is what has made the goat famous. In 2015, 420 000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when it was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. I've ignored the Southern Merchant/Natural Science split as this was confusing and excluded the goat built for the Black Jack film. The world record for largest Yule Goat was held by the Southern Merchants, but in 1985 the Natural Science Club built a huge 12.5 meters (41 ft) goat and took the record. The first Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. --jonas (talk) 16:47, 22 December 2020 (UTC), The Gävle goat burning in the film, blackjack, "The burning of the Gävle Goat is not officially welcomed by the citizens of Gävle. The Gävle Goat, by contrast, is a symbol of a stubborn refusal to accept the blindingly obvious fact that people really like setting fire to giant goats made of straw. Please take a moment to review my edit. In 2015, 420,000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when he was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. It is erected each year by local community groups at the beginning of Advent over a period of two days. The Goat Committee, the group of people responsible for erecting the goat, made a deal that if the goat figure is burned down before December 13th (the day of Saint Lucia), they will repair it and rebuild it. This should be a cultural ref. Goats ; December 19, 2017—For 51 years, the city of Gävle, in Sweden’s north country, has celebrated Christmas with a giant straw goat called the Gävlebokken. The red ribbon on … The Gävle Goat before and after it was set on fire in 2004. Inside of goat protected by chicken-wire netting. Covid -19. THE HISTORY OF THE GÄVLE GOAT BEGINS IN 1966. It’s a Swedish Yule goat, which is evidently a straw goat with a handle. The court also took his lighter, telling him that he wasn’t responsible enough to carry one. There are two goats. The Gävle Goat is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. That’s the straw goat in the middle of the town square in Gävle, Sweden. The Gävle Goat is inaugurated on the first Sunday of Advent every year, in conjunction with the “skyltsöndagen”. First off, the goat is just really visually pleasing. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know. Read more. Today, the Yule goat is mostly seen as a straw ornament on Christmas trees, but in some places, people make bigger versions of it. Mountain biking for all levels, Högbo MTB Arena is suitable... Read more & book. It is believed that this goat symbol is connected to the pagan worship of the Norse god Thor. It is a little ironic that the first Gävle was designed and constructed by the chief of the Gävle fire department, Stig’s brother Jörgen Gavlén. What seems to be the general opinion on the burning of the Gävle goat? That keeps the ticking clock element for hopefuls while still guaranteeing sweet, sweet immolation. They should just start ceremonially burning the goat rather than taking it down at the end of the Christmas season. Over nearly the next half century the Gävle Goat would undergo several changes, as in 1971 the Southern Merchants decided to stop wasting money on a goat that would burn down and the Natural Science Club from the School of Vasa took up the task until the Merchants got back into the game in 1986. Now, people around the world wait to see if the goat survives. People found ways to approach it and set fire to it. Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 21:33, 26 October 2017 (UTC). Besides being enormous, this straw-goat figure that is erected annually has an amusing reputation; almost every December, since it was first introduced in 1966, it has been destroyed as a target of arson attacks. In 2004, the cameras were hacked, and the goat was destroyed. PymParticles, Dec 3, 2020 #112. mnjedi, BookExogorth and Healer_Leona like this. “Damn anarchists got my goat again!” I’ll yell. It stands as a monument to man ’ s pigheaded stupidity. The Gävle Goat, by contrast, is a symbol of a stubborn refusal to accept the blindingly obvious fact that people really like setting fire to giant goats made of straw. This year's Goat was the 47th of its kind erected in the town of Gävle since 1966. In 2006 the goat was covered in a flame-resistant coating to prevent arson, enabling the goat to remain standing throughout that winter. While we love the pieces we’ve devoted to Gävle Goat – find them all here – we’ve chronicled some of our other favorite stories below. Only 12 made it till Christmas. The court also took his lighter, telling … 101.173.33.208 (talk) 12:49, 17 December 2018 (UTC), IP editor added a {{dubious}} tag to the text "1985 their Yule Goat made it into the Guinness Book of Records with an official height of 12.5 metres" with the reason "doesn't fit with 1966 goat being 13 m.; one must be wrong". The goats with an "unknown fate" have been included in the total built but not in the survival percentage. The table (and original text list) is occasionally a bit unclear on which goats burned and survived each year, though, as since 1986 there have been two each year, and the Southern Merchants didn't build any between 1971 and 1985. Blackjack is a colin nutley film about a dance band that tours sweden. The first Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games Staff Member Manager. Some people think that the burning of the Gävle Goat is a sanctioned pyrotechnic tradition (it’s not). Since then, nearly half the town’s Christmas-time goats have met a … People found ways to approach it and set fire to it. Survival percentage has been calculated as (19 / 53) * 100. It makes a good Christmas ornament. The … Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 08:33, 17 January 2016 (UTC), MOS:IMGSIZE cautions us to "balance the need to reveal detail against the danger of overwhelming surrounding article text" and advises that "Lead images should usually use upright=1.35 at most. Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. Eje Berglund on Sweden’s Gävle Goat and Why People Keep Burning It Down. The possibility of the goat burning is what gets me through every year. The burning of the Gävle Goat is not officially welcomed by the citizens of Gävle, [7] but undoubtedly it has made the goat world famous and led to increased tourism for the city. The Gävle Goat (Swedish: Gävlebocken, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjɛ̌ːvlɛbɔkːɛn]) is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget (Castle Square) in central Gävle, Sweden.It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw.It is erected each year by local community groups at the beginning of Advent over a period of two days. A few minutes into New Year's Day, 1967, the Gävle Goat was on fire. A few minutes into New Year's Day, 1967, the Gävle Goat was on fire. By Dan Amira. The Yule goat in Gävle is traditionally erected every year on the first day of Advent (late November or early December). Here in Finland we are fans of the goat and the burning process. Photo credit: Johan Hansson/Flickr. ", I think the IP is referring to the text in the "History" section: "On 1 December 1966, a 13-metre (43 ft) tall, 7-metre (23 ft) long, 3-tonne goat was erected in the square." With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. In subsequent years, the burning of the Gävle Goat became a tradition in its own right. The Gävle Goat | THE OFFICIAL HISTORY | HD FOOTAGE - YouTube. I'd say it's weasel words, because it's completely unverifiable. There are two goats. As of late November this year, it has been burned down 36 times. He has a point; if the 1966 goat was 13 meters, why did the 1985 goat, half a meter shorter, get the record? It has been the subject of repeated arson attacks, and, despite security measures, the goat has been burned to the ground most years since its first appearance in 1966. The main Gävle Goat, which is the bigger of the two, and the smaller Natural Science Club goat across the square. An American tourist was arrested for burning down the goat in 2001, but he said he’d been told by his Swedish friends that burning the goat was okay—he ended up spending two weeks in jail. Comparing the two versions, I prefer the current one as the pictures are both a bit bigger and zoomed in a little more. If there is, could we serve the reader better by cropping the photo? The first Gävle goat, erected on 1 December 1966, was thirteen meters tall, seven meters long, and weighed three tons. Being made of straw, it is naturally very flammable despite being located a more two minutes away from the fire department. Gävle Julbocken for fans of Christmas should just start ceremonially burning the goat rather than taking it down were! { nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot } } to Keep me off the page altogether of 2009, before Andy Zaltzman got it. ( 19 / 53 ) * 100 anything to protect their goat from the BEGINNING to PRESENT.. 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