Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the Monday before the American Labor Day holiday, and ends on the holiday itself. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening.
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
Papua New Guinea – Goroka – Festivity of Independance
Head decoration with feathers of pigeons, Birds of Paradise, parrots, and other exotic birds. Many shell decoration on the neck is a sign of prosperity. Shells were formerly used as money exchange. It is especially valued when it is a wedding gift from the husband. Photo credit (all rights reserved to): Rita Willaert
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under seven million.
The PNG Constitution expresses the wish for “traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society”
The word papua is derived from pepuah, a Malay word describing the frizzy Melanesian hair.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous nations in the world. There are hundreds of ethnic groups indigenous to Papua New Guinea, the majority being from the group known as Papuans, whose ancestors arrived in the New Guinea region tens of thousands of years ago. Many remote Papuan tribes still have only marginal contact with the outside world.
The Goroka Show is definitely happening of the year. Thank you very much to Rita Willaert who gave us special permission to use her fantastic images. [37 pictures]
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What exactly is it that goes on in Mecca? As a non muslim looking on it appears to be an event, or more correctly a pilgrimage, a worship en masse, bigger then any other in the world. And it happens every year.
If you go to Rome, Italy on the second week in May, you should go to the nearby town of Ganzano to see the world famous Infiorata, the festival of flowers. The Genzano Infiorata is a flower festival that can be traced back to 1778.
Early morning on June 24, 2010. The Apple store is going to have a huge day.
On June 24, 2010 Apple release it’s long awaited IPhone4 to the world.
We have found images from the frenzy surrounding it in Santa Monica, California.
We follow peoples commitment to get their phones, in spite of ridiculous lines, heat and boredom. [23 Images]