A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

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Santa Fe

I'm planning to visit Santa Fe the first week of September for the Fiesta, as well as a side trip to the Four Corners Monument in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

My current schedule:

Wed., Sep. 5: Visit Four Corners. Be in four states at once. Maybe buy some Navajo trinkets.
Thu., Sep. 6: See the burning of Zozobra.
Fri., Sep. 7: Stick around for an extra day and see what the Santa Fe Fiesta is like.

Zozobra, or Old Man Gloom, is a huge, hideous effigy that is burned at the start of the Fiesta, and apparently it's tricked up to writhe and moan as it burns, symbolizing the ridding of troubles and worries before enjoying the festival.

The Fiesta itself looks to be very Mexican and very, very Catholic. Still, maybe it'll be fun!

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