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The Burning Man Festival

Listed under Festivals in Black Rock Desert, United States.

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The burning of a 40 foot wooden man in the middle of the Black Rock Desert is only a small part of the eight day Burning Man Festival. The most important part of the festival, say organisers is being part of the event, which involves living in a temporary purpose built city community and testing your self expression and self reliance. This can be in the form of participating in art projects and community life or just letting yourself go a bit crazy to the beat of your own drum.

More than 39,000 people now attend the event which has grown from being a beach party celebrating the summer solstice to the incarnation of personal freedom, radical self expression and de-commodification.

If you’re looking for a totally unique experience, The Burning Man Festival will provide you with one, but only if you participate.

Festival goers be aware that currency is discouraged at the event (and can only buy you coffee and ice), normal vehicles are not permitted (though mutant or purpose built and ’art’ cars are welcome) so bring a bicycle and be aware that the event is clothing optional. But entertainment is at a premium and all kinds of musical, theatrical and visual arts performances happen spontaneously in addition to less orthodox events like raves and mud wrestling parties.

The Burning Man Project Official Website.

Written by  Amy Winterburn.

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“Burning Man festival, Nevada”

By Charlie Norton for The Telegraph First published August 22, 2008 Burning Man (August 25 - September 1, 2008) is an eight-day annual event that takes place on an ancient lakebed, known as the “playa”, in Black Rock City, a temporary desert metropolis… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Telegraph, 22 August 2008

“A vicar at America's Burning Man festival”

By The Reverend Peter Owen Jones for The Sunday Times. First published 25th January. ...The meaning and the purpose of the festival is left open. Some say it’s about the burning of the ego, others that it’s an ancient act of cleansing. For some it is p… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Sunday Times, 25th January.

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Burning Man Festival begins at end of august up to 1st week of September at Nevada, USA, it is stress free fest or fair where people visit to burn there worries stress, hurts, pains and emotional baggage into the bonfire of burning man.

people visit to burn there worries stress, hurts, pains and emotional baggage into the bonfire of bu

Burning Man Festival is fun fest held during beginning of September at USA, at Black Rock Desert in north Nevada. Where people visit to burn there worries stress, hurts, pains and emotional baggage into the bonfire of burning man.

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