92nd annual Zozobra Festival

Zozobra Festival

SANTA FE, N.M. — Thousands gather in New Mexico to burn their worries away at the 92nd annual Burning of Zozobra Festival in Santa Fe.

The tradition has people write down their worries on a piece of paper and then watch it go up in flames inside a giant paper mache man known as Old Man Gloom.

The event kicks off the Santa Fe fiestas and is always held the weekend before Labor Day.

This year, the 50-foot tall man is rocking a fedora hat and a suit. His wardrobe is part of this year’s 1940s look.

Last year, the event had a record-high attendance – 48,000 people.

Event organizers are hoping to beat that record.

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