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Sweden's war on [email protected]

Post by Turdacious » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:06 pm

The 13-metre-tall, 3.6 tonne straw goat in Gävle, central Sweden was launched for the year’s festival period on Sunday afternoon. But by 11pm it was engulfed in flames. “There will be a great, great sadness for Gävle residents, the Gävle goat and for all of its fans over the world,” Maria Wallberg, a spokesperson for the goat’s organizers told news agency TT.

The huge yule goat is built every year in Gävle’s Slottstorget square, and there is enough hype for the build-up to be shown live on Swedish web TV channels. The goat also has a degree of international fame – thanks in no small part to the tradition of someone destroying it, year after year, most commonly through the use of fire.
http://www.thelocal.se/20161128/swedens ... pening-day
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:14 pm

In 1999 my wife, then girlfriend, and I were in Amsterdam when the Sinkterklass parade was going on..we just turned the corner and POW, there it was. Pretty cool.

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Post by nafod » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:39 pm

My condolences, Gene
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Re: Sweden's war on [email protected]

Post by Bobby » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:38 pm

It is a tradition (illegal) to torch it.Every year they say that this year we have increased the security around it so it will be safe.......they tend to be wrong hahahahaha
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