The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day. This must-see event takes place on August 30, 2019— at the beginning of the historic Fiesta de Santa Fe . For those who have never heard of Zozobra and those who wonder why we burn this tall effigy made of muslin and stuffed with bags of shredded paper, we offer you a glimpse to the man, the myth….Zozobra.Order My Santa Fe Travel Guide
Who is this “Zozobra” we have been speaking of so much lately? Pre-dating Nevada’s Burning Man by decades, Zozobra, also known as Old Man Gloom, is Santa Fe’s prescription for recovering from the year’s worries and glooms. This 50-foot-tall puppet is stuffed with bits of paper bearing all manner of gloomy thoughts, trials and tribulations that goes up in smoke on Friday, September 2 at Fort Marcy Park in The City Different.
Kick off your Labor Day weekend with an experience like none other and take part in one of one of the liveliest, longest-standing events around—The Burning of Zozobra!
Join us this September as we celebrate tradition, culture, music, food and nature. ¡Viva Santa Fe! brings together a wide array of colorful and fun events during the month of September Here are just a few events to enhance your ¡Viva! fever! Read More