Organizers Mull Moving SF's Zozobra To Fridays

Nov 21, 2012

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The Santa Fe group that organizes the annual Zozobra ritual is considering moving the event from Thursday to Friday nights.

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe's Zozobra director says the group is considering the day move. Ray Sandoval tells the Santa Fe New Mexican http://bit.ly/RSDKDX) its awaiting a change of officers at the Santa Fe Fiesta Council before making a final decision.

Zozobra kicks off Santa Fe's annual fiesta each September and is a major Kiwanis fundraiser.

Zozobra was held on Friday nights from 1962 until 1997, when a post-event shooting left one dead and prompted the Santa Fe Council to ask that the event be rescheduled.

Zozobra concludes with the burning of a giant marionette as a way to drive away the doom and gloom of the previous year.