Join Thousands as We Gather (Virtually) to Burn Zozobra and our 2020 Gloom

Heads up, on Friday, September 4 at 8:00 pm MDT, Zozobra is coming to your home this year! In recognition of health considerations and public gathering concerns, the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club is inviting everyone to watch the Burning of Zozobra for FREE on television or online so that everyone can share in this 96-year-old tradition with no barriers to access.

Zozobra is New Mexico's special one-of-a-kind holiday celebration — an event like no other. Since 1924, the City of Santa Fe has built and burned Zozobra, stuffed full from head to toe with thousands of glooms –– bad habits, hurt feelings, love letters, divorce papers, photos, paid-off mortgages, parking tickets –– all placed on paper and stuffed inside Zozobra, all destined to go up in smoke when this New Mexico icon goes down in flames and fury.

Zozobra has always been a family affair, so make a big plate of your favorite New Mexican food and grab a front-row seat on your couch with the kids. Post pictures of your Zozobra meal to show how you're getting ready to say Adios to a year's worth of anxiety and gloom that will go up in smoke as Old Man Gloom goes down in flames.

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