Burning Man is an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert, in Northern Nevada. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, artwork, absurdity, decommodification radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.
Each year, the event takes place from the last Monday in August until Labor Day, the first Monday in September. This year more than 43,000 participants took part in this two week event.