This years’ Burning Man has just begun, and in case you are missing this edition, we found some festival around the world with the similar theme.
The Burning Man was first held by Larry Harvey and his group of friends in 1986. Event was named Burning Man because it began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Since then, the gathering has been organised by the Burning Man Project and has become an annual event which this year was attended by over 70,000 “burners”.
Midburn is a 5-day event held in the Negev Desert in southern Israel. The first annual event was held in June, 2014, and was attended by 3,000 people. The second event was attended by 6,500 people, while this year more than 11,000 burners came.
AfrikaBurn is an official Burning Man regional event, held annually in the Tankwa Karoo National Park in South Africa since 2007. AfrikaBurn’s aim is to be radically inclusive and accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, ritual before symbolism, work before vested interest, participant support before sponsorship.
Burning Seed is Australia’s regional “Burning Man” event. A five day festival dedicated to creativity, collaboration, gifting & leaving no trace in the bush. Event is created by its participants, not for them. The location has come to be called Red Earth City, due to the reddish colour of the Australian outback soil. The event had 2,460 participants and 50 theme camps in its first year and it’s held annually at the end of September.