In The News: A Gävle Goat Documentary and Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny LindDecember 19, 2017
As of today, the Gävle Goat still stands (read here to learn more about the famous goat that more times than not is burned to the ground or destroyed in other ways).
The Guardian premiered a 20-minute documentary, “Killing Gävle,” that takes a look at the history of the holiday tradition and the plot to burn it down.
Also in the news…
Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind in ‘The Greatest Showman’
Look for Swedish star Rebecca Ferguson in “The Greatest Showman.” Ferguson portrays Jenny Lind, a legendary Swedish singer we wrote about earlier this month, but don’t listen for Ferguson’s voice. According to PopSugar, the voice you hear in the movie will be that of Loren Allred, a finalist on season three of “The Voice.”
The Icehotel opens for the season
We’ve shared the story of the Icehotel, a hotel in northern Sweden made of ice that melts away each year, only to be reimagined each winter. The Guardian takes readers inside this year’s version with a beautiful gallery that would make Queen Elsa jealous.
Is Magnus Eriksson headed to San Jose?
Rumors that Swedish striker Magnus Eriksson may leave the Swedish League for San Jose of the MLS are picking up steam. The Swedish paper Expressen reports that a deal for the star player is done. San Jose introduced Mikael Stahre, a 42-year-old native of Stockholm, as its coach in November.
The smörgåsbord gets love from NPR
NPR took a deep-dive into the smörgåsbord, a wonderful Swedish tradition. The piece looks at its history and highlights the annual gathering of 1,000 invited guests to the Swedish embassy’s feast each December.