Israel hosts its own version of Nevada’s famous Burning Man festival

In the Negev Desert in southern Israel every June, a familiar scene takes place — thousands of revelers flock to the arid land for a five-day festival of music, art and self expression.

The event, called Midburn, is Israel’s take on the famous Burning Man festival held annually in Nevada. It’s the only event of its kind that is held in the Middle East.

Midburn is generally planned around the Hebrew holiday of Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks. This year’s festival began on May 28 and lasted until June 2.

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