)'( What is Burning Man? Is it a festival?
- It's a temporary community dedicated to art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance, created by and for its participants
- Adhering to the 10 Principles, we all contribute to making Burning Man what it is
- The 2023 theme is ANIMALIA
- The Jackrabbit Speaks is the official Burning Man newsletter, it includes year-round info about the community, and important up-to-date information about preparing for Black Rock City
⛺️ What are theme camps?
- They make up the interactive core of Burning Man
- They give back to the community in some way. Examples:
- Bike repairs
- Guided meditations
- Breakfast burritos
- Grilled cheese
- Relationship counseling
- Check out some of them in the 2022 Theme Camp Directory - there are a lot!
- There are also villages, which are made up of 2+ theme camps
🔄 How does this whole bartering system work?
- There is no barter system
- Instead, there is a gifting economy! The idea is that people and camps give things away for free simply because they want to without expecting anything in return 🤗
💵 Since there's a gifting economy, does that mean I don't need to bring any money?
- You can buy ❄️ ice and you used to be able to buy ☕️ coffee. We generally bring and make our own coffee, and there are plenty of camps who offer coffee as their gift to the playa.
👥 How many people attend Burning Man? What is the demographic breakdown?
- The 2022 census data is not available yet
- In 2019, there were 78,850 participants
- In 2018, there were 70,248 participants