The Foreign Desk

Explainer 144: Who’s burning the Gävle goat?

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5 December 2018

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It is tradition in the small Swedish town of Gävle to erect a giant straw goat to celebrate Advent. However it is also tradition, or at least it has become so, to try to destroy it in increasingly imaginative ways. Andrew Mueller investigates.

5 December 2018

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