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Kiwanis: What are Glooms?

Kiwanis: What are Glooms?

Burn My Gloom | Gift A Gloom   Glooms: On a cold Christmas Eve in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1923 right after World War I’s finale, Will Shuster and his buddies were hanging out at the La Fonda bar. Will noticed all his buddies were in a bad mood, so he had them...

14 Things to Know About Zozobra

14 Things to Know About Zozobra

How did the burning of Zozobra come to be? The Burning of Zozobra was created by Will “Shus” Shuster. Shus was born in 1893, a Pennsylvanian who fought in World War I. He was sent to France, where he was gassed by the Germans. When he got home, he was told by his...

Welcome to the new website!

You told us and we listened! Kiwanis creates a new Zozobra every year (more about that later!), so it was time to channel our creativity into a new website.  Introducing the latest reincarnation of BurnZozobra website, our fast, flashy, fun space for all things...

Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial

Our View: Zozobra: Giving back the best way The New Mexican The best traditions stay rooted in the past but continue to adapt to changing conditions. As Santa Fe residents have seen, the annual burning of Zozobra manages to keep things fresh while at the same time...

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