The first Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. He has a point; if the 1966 goat was 13 meters, why did the 1985 goat, half a meter shorter, get the record? What Is a Yule Goat, and Why Does This One Keep Burning Down? --McGeddon (talk) 10:56, 15 November 2016 (UTC). I do have to admit that I like the visuals of a giant straw goat burning, but I get quite upset at all that work being set ablaze. It was the association of tradesmen of South Gävle who decided to build the goat in order to attract more visitors … It is erected each year by local community groups at the beginning of Advent over a period of two days. Sadly, this was one of the few times the goat made it past Christmas. Read more. It makes a good Christmas ornament. In 2015, 420 000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when it was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. We can only wait to see what will happen next year. Gävle’s Christmas market was very simple. On Dec. 1, 1966, the 43-foot-tall goat was erected in the square. Eje Berglund on Sweden’s Gävle Goat and Why People Keep Burning It Down. Most of those years, vandals have destroyed it, most often by fire. I like goats, so I root for the goat every year, and I get overly angry when some saboteur manages to light the Gävle Goat on fire. Each holiday season, the town of Gävle erects a straw Goat, and each year would-be arsonists attempt to burn it down. 79.70.180.218 (talk) 19:13, 28 December 2017 (UTC), Should there be two extra columns in the table, stating what happened to the National Science Club's each year that it has existed? The Yule Goat struggle in Gävle continues; this year, the goat was burned only a few hours after it was erected. The possibility of the goat burning is what gets me through every year. It stands as a monument to man ’ s pigheaded stupidity. Often, there is a sign near the Natural Science Club goat saying: “Merry Christmas to everyone, except the Southern Merchants.”, Here is another interesting read from us: The hanging of stockings by the fireplace mantle has been an essential part of the Christmas tradition for centuries. On December 27, 2015, the goat was burnt for the 28th time. In 2015, 420,000 people visited the Gävle Goat, dressed in a flower coat, when he was on tour in the Chinese twin town of Zhuhai. One year, men dressed as Santa Claus and a gingerbread … Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 21:33, 26 October 2017 (UTC). The arsonist who burned it was found and convicted of vandalism. In the 19th century, the Yule goat became the giver of Christmas gifts, closely related to Santa Claus. --McGeddon (talk) 16:49, 7 November 2016 (UTC), I've now changed the section into a table. It was the first act of … They should just start ceremonially burning the goat rather than taking it down at the end of the Christmas season. In subsequent years, the burning of the Gävle Goat became a tradition in its own right. Burn the goat. Registered: Jul 7, 2000. Who's closet to it that we may bribe a bit of arson? There are two goats. The Gävle goat burning in the film, blackjack In this film an alcoholic gets drunk and burns the goat with a lighter and a can of petrol. In 2006 the goat was covered in a flame-resistant coating to prevent arson, enabling the goat to remain standing throughout that winter. Martinb9999 (talk) 23:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC). It has been destroyed by other acts of vandalism six times, including being hit by a car in 1976. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. The Gävle Goat was burnt on December 3 and the weekend escalated into a frenzy of copycat goat-burning. By Dan Amira. Ever since the first goat was erected in the 60’s, people have been driven by a compulsion to torch it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099142/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl, The best line in it is "Jag var bara ett knull for dig, jag vet" People found ways to approach it and set fire to it. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. THE HISTORY OF THE GÄVLE GOAT BEGINS IN 1966. Please take a moment to review my edit. The world record for largest Yule Goat was held by the Southern Merchants, but in 1985 the Natural Science Club built a huge 12.5 meters (41 ft) goat and took the record. This second, illegal tradition began with the very first goat in 1966. And be on the lookout for more Gävle Goat coverage in early December after this year’s goat is erected and celebrated on Dec. 1. This should be a cultural ref. Eje Berglund on Sweden’s Gävle Goat and Why People Keep Burning It Down. He claimed that he wasn’t aware he was committing arson, but this didn’t matter much to the authorities in Gävle. The first Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. Mountain biking for all levels, Högbo MTB Arena is suitable... Read more & book. This tradition began in 1966, when Stig Gavlén, a local advertising consultant, decided that it would be a good idea to put a giant Yule Goat in the city square. On December 27, 2015, the goat was burnt for the 28th time. A bit of background here. The figure was burned by a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio. This should be a cultural ref. a straw Goat, and each year would-be arsonists attempt to burn it down. The Gävle Goat burning in 2001 was quite interesting. ", I think the IP is referring to the text in the "History" section: "On 1 December 1966, a 13-metre (43 ft) tall, 7-metre (23 ft) long, 3-tonne goat was erected in the square." Blackjack is a colin nutley film about a dance band that tours sweden. Certain residents place bets on whether or not the goat will be incinerated and on how long the burning will take place before Christmas, so its demise could hold a big payout. Burning the goat is an illegal act and not welcomed by most citizens of Gävle, but undoubtedly this is what has made the goat famous. The Gavle Goat has been hit by a cruising car and been subjected to fire and sabotage over the years. Only 12 made it till Christmas. The Goat, as a symbol of the year past and as a symbol of our potential future, both needs to burn and not to burn; we need a Goat for burning and a Goat for yearning. Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 08:33, 17 January 2016 (UTC), MOS:IMGSIZE cautions us to "balance the need to reveal detail against the danger of overwhelming surrounding article text" and advises that "Lead images should usually use upright=1.35 at most. Looking for news stories about the burning of the Natural Science Club's goat sometime after Dec 15, as noted in the timeline: 2006 On the night between the 14 and 15 of December at 03.00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol. Staged hacker attacks and kidnappings have also been planned. --McGeddon (talk) 17:26, 9 December 2016 (UTC), I think it's more important to show the subject clearly than it is to follow MOS:IMGSIZE. ", but User:Beyond My Ken thinks we should ignore this and go to 1.6. The first Gävle goat, erected on 1 December 1966, was thirteen meters tall, seven meters long, and weighed three tons. “Damn anarchists got my goat again!” I’ll yell. On the whole, though, the market didn’t offer much and while the goat is the main draw, the town doesn’t do the local vendors any favors by not putting more effort into their Christmas market. Comparing the two versions, I prefer the current one as the pictures are both a bit bigger and zoomed in a little more. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. The Gävle Goat in 2009 (photograph by Tony Nordin) Will this be a year the ... 1999 - The Goat survives only two hours before burning. HERE, YOU CAN READ ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GIANT STRAW GOAT FROM THE BEGINNING TO PRESENT TIME. The goats with an "unknown fate" have been included in the total built but not in the survival percentage. Nearly 50 percent of the effigies built since 1966 have been destroyed. More extreme measures of protection were taken in 2006: they decided to coat the goat with “Fiber ProTector Fireproof,” a fireproofing substance that is used in airplanes. The arsonist who burned it was found and convicted of vandalism. I have just added archive links to one external link on Gävle goat. I have just modified 5 external links on Gävle goat. Read more. PymParticles, Dec 3, 2020 #112. mnjedi, BookExogorth and Healer_Leona like this. It’s a Swedish Yule goat, which is evidently a straw goat with a handle. The court also took his lighter, telling … Being made of straw, it is naturally very flammable despite being located a more two minutes away from the fire department. 3 Gävle Goat Burning 2013 . Survival percentage has been calculated as (19 / 53) * 100. Read more. The Gavle Goat has been hit by a cruising car and been subjected to fire and sabotage over the years. There arent so many entries that it would be overwhelming, in my opinion Alternatively, you can get the 50 foot high version. Read more. And my eyesight is fine too. --McGeddon (talk) 09:59, 29 October 2015 (UTC), Any further opinions on this, with December coming up? [citation needed] The Department of Tourism in Gävle gets bombarded with e-mails from all over the world questioning whether the city supports the burning of the Gävle Goat. I'd say it's weasel words, because it's completely unverifiable. Beyond My Ken reverted with the comment "where does the article say that about the 1966 goat? In fact, it’s become a game for the villagers of Gävle to see just how long the goat will last each year. The source that was noted does not appear to relate to that and is a dead link, so I moved it to source the previous sentence, where at least the title makes more sense. I have made no previous edits on, If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with, If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 16:47. 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