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Few Santa Fe traditions are more cherished than the burning of Zozobra, attracting New Mexicans from across the state to celebrate the destruction of the past year’s gloom in one fiery burst.
However, as with many other traditions in 2020, Zozobra organizers have had to adapt to a world of COVID-19.
Ray Sandoval, who coordinates the event on behalf of the local Kiwanis Club, said the initial plan was to have attendees socially distance themselves at Fort Marcy Park for the Sept. 4 event. However, he and other organizers realized figuring out who could attend and who couldn’t would be a difficult and self-defeating task.