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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Also a tradition: posing for a Christmas card with @brynas__if ✌️📸 ••• En annan trevlig tradition: posera för julkort med Brynäs ✌️📸#gävlebocken#christmascard#holidaygreeting
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This year my hometown stood host for The EA U23 Championships. And what could be greater than a medal with my face on it? Well, a gold medal with my face on it! 🥇 ••• I år stod Gävle värd för U23 EM i friidrott. Och vad kan vara bättre än en medalj med mig på? Jo, en guldmedalj med mig på! 🥇 #gavle2019 #gävlebocken @europeanathletics @gavle2019 #repost @jimmy_gressier
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Happy Lucia day! A big Swedish tradition, just like me 🙏 ••• 🎶 Se, på vårt Slottstorg bor, ståtlig med ljus i horn. Gävle-bocken, Gävle-bocken. 🎶 Glad Lucia! #gävlebocken #lucia
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I was born to shine ✨ #shinebrightlike #gävlebocken
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When you accidentally open the front camera. 🙄 ••• När man råkar öppna frontkameran... 🙄 #gävlebocken #goatie
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Today’s forecast: Chilly (-5 °C) but oh so beautiful! And the cold never bothered me anyway 😉❄️☀️ ••• Dagens väder: Kyligt (-5 grader) men oerhört vackert! Och lite kyla har väl aldrig stört mig 😉 ❄️☀️ #gävlebocken #frozen