JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)-- Some 3,000 people gathered in the Negev Desert for "Midburn" as Israelis attempted to recreate the 'Burning Man' festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
Midburn is a mix of "midbar," Hebrew for desert, and the English word "burn."
For five days, people mostly Israelis participated in the festival to dedicate themselves to "radical self-expression, and self-reliance."
During the day, participants gathered at the 'tent of heaven and hell' where they were chosen at random for one of two fates: getting massages or doing chores.
Nightly, during the festival giant wooden sculptures were burned.
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