Burning Man 2019 Mega-Post: Fantastic Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival
In order to truly understand Burning Man, the annual summer event held in the middle of the Nevada desert, you probably just have to go. The nine-day gathering of more than 70,000 people includes wild costumes, art installations, spontaneous musical performances, and lots of partying.
“Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community. A temporary city. A global cultural movement based on 10 practical principles,” the official website reads.
A few of these principles include radical inclusion (“Anyone may be a part of Burning Man”), gifting, decommodification (no money passes hands at the festival), radical self-reliance and self-expression, leaving no trace (“We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather”), and participation.
Burning Man is organized by a non-profit organization called the Burning Man Project. The end-of-summer event takes place each year during the week leading up to and including Labor Day weekend, according to the official website.
The 2019 dates are August 25 through September 2.