Zozobra 2017: A Trump Effigy?
After the Santa Fe City Council failed to pass an anti-Trump resolution the word spread that Kiwanis, the sponsors of Zozobra was considering making the famous world's largest marionette of 'Old Man Gloom' whose burning starts the annual Santa Fe Fiesta might be made in the likeness of Donald Trump.
Every September crowds of over 40,000 people watch and cheer when Zozobra which is stuffed with old bills, divorce papers, burnable bad memories and fireworks is publicly ignited. Over the years since the late artist Will Shuster started the tradition of Old Man Gloom has been made to look like or represent a different villainous characters, real or imagined.
|WWII Zozobra mocking Japan's Emperor|