Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. The 2019 Burning Man Festival took place between August 25 and September 2. An estimated 70,000 people came to Burning Man 2019, from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. After last year's "I, Robot" theme, the 2018 focus is "Metamorphoses". Two thousand years before Kafka’s Gregor Samsa woke up as a cockroach, Ovid, the literary bad boy of First Century Rome, was writing about metamorphoses dire and diverse. In a world caught between human folly and godly whims, his luckless heroes find themselves transformed into birds and beasts, trees and mountains, even constellations of stars. In some cases metamorphosis is meted out as reward, in others as divine punishment. And looming over every verse is the specter of death, the final transformation, a terminal point at which change is irreversibly arrested.
You can see many photos from the festival below and plunge into the atmosphere of the holiday.