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Burning Man canceled again due to COVID-19

Sculptures of giant teapots on wheels at the Desert Festival
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The organizers of the famous Burning Man festival announced its cancellation for the second time in a row. The reason for this is the COVID-19 pandemic, because of which the annual festival did not take place in the summer of 2020. According to Marian Goodell, general manager of Burning Man, this year's situation is much too uncertain to plan the event as scheduled — from August 26 to September 3.

A little earlier, despite the lockdown, the possibility of still holding the festival was considered. The organizers wanted to lower the maximum number of participants from 80,000 to 69,000. In addition, all guests of the festival had to present a certificate of vaccination. These measures were supposed to help maintain the necessary level of security. But after analyzing all the available information about the Сoronavirus pandemic, these plans still had to be rejected. Now the festival organizers are going to focus on their new project, Black Rock City. According to preliminary data, the permanent creative space for fans of self-expression will open in 2022.

The Burning Man festival has been held annually in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, since 1986. It is dedicated to art and creative expression, and it gets its name from the tradition of burning a huge human figure on the last day of the festival.