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Jul Not So Mer I Gävle

The BBC has the report: Swedish Christmas straw goat burnt

A giant straw goat – the traditional Scandinavian yuletide symbol – erected each Christmas in a Swedish town has been burned to the ground yet again.

The 13-metre (43-ft) high billy goat has been torched 24 times since it was first erected in Gavle in 1966.

The goat was set alight in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the city north of Stockholm.

Once again some arsonist/Grinch has torched the Gävlebocken.

4 comments

1 fallenmonk { 12.23.09 at 11:26 am }

It is interesting that one of the few arsonist ever caught and prosecuted for the crime was an American tourist. Shame people can’t just enjoy such things. There was, a few years ago, a rash of nativity burnings here in the states which is pretty much as despicable.
.-= last blog ..In A Nutshell =-.

2 Bryan { 12.23.09 at 12:05 pm }

Once the booze starts flowing all kinds of things become reasonable. We had people stealing lights from outside of homes for several years.

It’s the price you pay when you live among “Christians”.

3 cookie jill { 12.23.09 at 11:10 pm }

Anyone know where Tiger was at that time?
.-= last blog ..The Song of the Season =-.

4 Bryan { 12.23.09 at 11:26 pm }

Actually, I was wondering about Cheney – actually father or daughter are the sort.