While many are shy from showing their skin, some people around the world enjoy flaunting their body. Let’s take to some naked-themed festivals and events with cause.
1. Fremont Solstice Parade
This parade is known for its wild procession of floats and naked people, which takes place ever year in the Fremont neighbourhood of Seattle, Washington. People are curious to get a peek at the painted naked cyclists of the Solstice Parade, a non-political, artistic, clothing-optional bike ride that has unofficially started the parade since 1992.
2. Naked Sledding
Out of several applicants, only thirty get a chance to be part of the ‘Naked Sledding’. Team that completes 90-meter task first gets to win whooping 1,000 GBP as the prize. Since 2009, the sporting event has been held in Altenberg, Germany.
3. Roskilde Festival
The Roskilde Festival has always been paired with ‘Naked Run’ where participants run for free tickets for the following year’s festival. It is held at the first of the week-long music festival and runners are expected to run a track around 7 kilometres.
4. Burning Man
Burning Man is the week-long event, held every year in the Black Rock Desert of the Northern Nevada. It all began in the summer solstice 1986 when Larry Harvey and his friends spontaneously set fire to a nine-foot wooden man on Baker Beach in Sans Francisco. They decided to make it an annual event, and during the next few years, participants grew exponentially.
5. Naked Wedding
Naked wedding is the latest wedding form which has acquired attention across the globe. In this wedding, the couple goes full-blown naked to find a way to make sure that they would never forget their wedding.
6. Naked Rugby International
The naked rugby international started as a celebration of New Zealand’s national nude day, which is a warm-up to the match between the All Blacks and France.
7. World Bodypainting Festival
World Bodypainting festival was created in 1998 by Alex Barendregt, where thousands of participants adorn body-paint. Originally held in Seeboden, now the event has been moved to Poertschach in south-central Austria.