The burning of the Zozobra takes place once a year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is usually held the Friday before Labor Day at the beginning of Fiestas de Santa Fe, where "Old Man Gloom" is said to remove your worries via his burning in a large bonfire. People will write down the things in their lives which trouble them, and put them into boxes placed in various locations around the site, and just before the burning ceremony starts, the boxes are placed at Zozobra's feet, to be consumed by the flames. During the show, dances will perform, loud music is played, and Zozobra, Old Man Gloom, moves his head and arms, and emanates loud groans for us all, as he takes away our worries and troubles for another year!
December 13th, 2014
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