Zozobra

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Celebrate this unique piece of New Mexico culture.

Zozobra ("Old Man Gloom") is the creation of Will Shuster, one of a group of artists known as the Cinco Pintores, who made their way to New Mexico in the 1920s. Shuster’s creation first appeared in his backyard in 1924 as a six-foot puppet, and over the years, has grown to a towering 50' marionette effigy that is built and burned during the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe in Santa Fe. As his name suggests, he embodies gloom; by burning him, people destroy the worries and troubles of the previous year in the flames and start a new.

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