Gävlebocken

The Gävle Goat

– A GLOBAL CHRISTMAS SYMBOL.

The peculiar story about the Gävle Goat started in 1966, when the idea came up to design a giant version of the traditional Swedish Christmas straw goat. The objective was to attract customers to the shops and restaurants in the southern part of the city. On the first Sunday of Advent 1966, the huge goat was placed at Castle Square in Gävle. Since then, the Gävle Goat has been a Christmas symbol placed in the same spot every year. Today he is world famous. The Gävle Goat is the world’s largest straw goat and made it to the Guinness Book of Records for the first time in 1985.

See the Gävle Goat live via webcam on this page from Thursday the 28th of November!

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So when I'm all choked up But I can't find the words Every time we say goodbye Baby, it hurts When the sun goes down And the livestream won't play always remember me this way #illbebock #overandout #imasurvivor #untilwemeetagain
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When you’re so close to victory 🙏🏆 #gävlebocken #stillstanding
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You can’t dull my sparkle ✨ #gävlebocken #happynewyear
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I feel glorius 😇 #gävlebocken #standingtall
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How well do you know me? Well, you probably know that I am the largest straw goat in the World. You’ll learn more interesting facts about me on this sign or on my website www.visitgavle.se/gavlebocken ••• Hur mycket vet ni om mig? Förmodligen har ni koll på att jag är världens största halmbock. Mer fakta finns på den här skylten eller på hemsidan. (länk i bio). #gävlebocken #goodtoknow
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In these times I feel much more comfortable when I have company. Even the local taxi companies are stationed near by to keep an eye on me. 🙏 ••• I dessa oroliga tider känner jag mig mer bekväm när jag har sällskap. Och t.o.m. taxibolagen är stationerade i närheten så de kan hålla ett öga på mig 🙏 #gävlebocken #backabocken