The Burning Man in action

Burning Man is a week-long annual event that started in San Francisco’s Baker Beach in 1986 then migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September.  It took its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy which is set on fire on Saturday evening.

Yearly it is organized by Black Rock City, LLC.  In 2010, 51,515 people attended the said event. In 2011 attendance was limited to 50,000 participants and it was sold out by July 24. The cap on the attendance was then increased to to 65,922 in 2014. In April 2011, Larry Harvey announced that the organization had begun the process of transitioning management of Burning Man over to a new non-profit organization called the “Burning Man Project”.


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