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Burning of Zozobra

Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, Fiesta, Zozobra, culture, tradition, news, interesting, family )

- 1145 days ago -
Zozobra is a hideous but harmless fifty-foot bogeyman marionette. He is a toothless, empty-headed facade. He has no guts and doesn't have a leg to stand on. He is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. He never wins.

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Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:21 am
Thank you Carrie!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:12 am
Just the description of Zozobra sounds like most of our politicians. I would want to burn him too! I do, however, realize that he serves a much different purpose. If only it really was that easy to do away with our troubles, fears, bad luck and politicians who are bent on destroying this planet, as well as big corporations such as Monsanto. Thanks for the interesting article Carrie.

Elizabeth M. (65)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:57 pm
Thank You Carrie. I must say I don't think much of this ceremony - and who gets the money charged - Zozobra?

Carrie B. (312)
Friday September 6, 2013, 4:59 pm
The money charged helps pay for the event and also goes toward youth programs and scholarships. I remember when it was free, and there were no venders. Burning old man gloom along with your problems is not such a bad thing.

Veronica C. (32)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:46 pm
Kinda creepy.

Carrie B. (312)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:49 pm
I have to laugh here. It really is a cultural thing and great family fun.
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