Sweden Gavlebocken: Giant Christmas goat doesn't last a day

Sweden Gavlebocken: Giant Christmas goat doesn't last a day
 

A giant Christmas goat effigy, erected each year in the Swedish town of Gavle and a favourite target of arsonists, failed to last 24 hours this year.
The straw and wood structure was put up on Sunday, the first day of Advent, but was burnt down soon after despite extra security measures.
Last year the famous goat survived until 27 December before arsonists set it alight.
It is the 35th time in 50 years that the goat has been destroyed.
This year the town reportedly spent 2.3m kronor (£200,000; $250,000) on constructing the goat and subsequent festivities.
Closed-circuit TV had been set up... read more

 
29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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