Burning Our Fears

Jen and I wrote down our fears on a piece of paper and tossed them into the stomach of El Kookooee, a 25 ft effigy of New Mexico’s bogeyman. A South Valley ritual for the past 18 years, the burning of El Kookooee takes place during the Festival de Otono, a celebration of fall and the end of the farming season. Here are some photos of us and the community watching our fears burn away on Sunday, October 28.



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