Lonely Planet Writer

Lithuanian village holds annual glamorous goat competition

Goat beauty contest crowns winner in Lithuania.
Goat beauty contest winner crowned in Lithuania. Image by Mike B in Colorado

The Lithuanian village of Ramygala hit the headlines this weekend as news of its annual goat beauty contest was picked up by international media. The goat has been a symbol of the village since the 16th century, and the animal is held in such high regard that residents hold a competition every year to find the most beautiful goat in the village. This year’s winner, a delightful specimen named Marce, wowed the judges with her gleaming coat. Read more: telegraph.co.uk