Radio Sweden: Sweden’s famous straw goat gets digital unveiling and 24/7 security

  • This year’s grand unveiling of Sweden’s most famous yule goat will be broadcast through a live stream due to the pandemic.
  • The Gävle Goat has been burned down by arsonists many times through the years, but last year broke a record by surviving its third consecutive holiday season thanks to a massive security effort.
  • The goat’s spokesperson says nothing will stop it now – not even a pandemic. “He shines bright like a diamond all over the world,” says Rebecca Steiner.