Burn Baby Burn

Dec 24, 2009 · 1985 views

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Every year at Christmastime, the town of Gavle in Sweden sets up a giant straw goat in the town square and almost every year someone burns it down in the middle of the night. It’s […]


  1. RcktMan says:

    Makes one wonder why they bother doing it if someone is just going to burn it down… unless they WANT them to? Strange custom… 🙂

  2. RcktMan says:

    I love this line in the article:

    “In 2006 and 2007 city officials doused it in fireproofing chemicals. Ostman said they stopped doing that because it discolored the goat, making it “look like a brown terrier instead of a yellow straw goat.””

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