The bogeyman burns Sunday night

Posted at: 10/28/2012 6:17 PM
Updated at: 10/28/2012 7:03 PM
By: Staff

Albuquerque south valley is holding its version of Zozobra Sunday evening.

El Kookooee began at 6:00 p.m. behind the South Valley Library on Isleta near Rio Bravo.

While Zozobra is a martyr sacrificed to erase collective worry and gloom, El Kookooee is a fabled bogeyman who serves to keep petrified children in line.

Its burning is a way to clean the slate of fear for another year.

Learn more about the tradition here.