Posted at: 10/28/2012 6:17 PM
Updated at: 10/28/2012 7:03 PM
By: KOB.com 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.