Due to –what else? — the pandemic, the popular festival Burning Man has been canceled. This makes the second year the desert festival has been forced to shut down.

“The past 14 months have been a turbulent journey of evolution and change for every human on this planet,” the Burning Man project wrote on their official site. “We have had to adapt to the twists and turns of a global crisis, complex public health information, and the growing hope that we can start rebuilding our lives together soon.
Just like the 2020 event, organizers are announcing a “Virtual Burning Man,” which will begin on August 21. There will be no charge to participate online (although donations are encouraged to help organizers make up for the festival’s two years of lost revenue.)