23 December 2013

Arson Is A Christmas Tradition In Gavle, Sweden


Each year, a towering Yule Goat is constructed for the holidays in Gävle, Sweden. But more often than not, the Gävle Goat — or Gävlebocken as it is called in Sweden — doesn't make it to Christmas. Since it was first built in 1966, it's almost annually been burned, although arson isn't its only misfortune.
Here's a timeline of the rise and fall of the Gävle Goat by Atlas Obscura's graphic designer Michelle Enemark

Follow the destruction by clicking on the image or click on the link for an interactive graphic

Atlas Obscura

Thanks to Mr. Lanny-yap

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