The parade of the goats in Falun, Sweden
The parade of the ”Kårebocken” (Kåre the goat) – the symbol of the mine can be found in Falun, Dalecarlia. The Copper mine in Falun is a Unesco World Heritage site, Sweden’s oldest and most important mine works. It was said that the goat named Kåre found the copper when it rubbed the horns to the ground and they turned red. Copper was extracted probably since more than 1300 years and as a byproduct the Faluröd (Falu red paint) has been created. The color is very common and popular on the Swedish and Finnish houses. It is not only documented environmentally friendly but has also a preservative effect on wood. To celebrate Kåre the goat, local artists from the region of Dalecarlia have decorated a number of goats made in glass fiber and painted them in different colors with different motifs. The goats can be admired all around the city centre. Miniatures can be bought in the souvenir shops. Which will be your favorite?