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The Rainbow Family and Rainbow Gatherings

Rainbow Family Gathering
Rainbow Family Gathering

Rainbow Gatherings are fascinating events that happen annually in a number of countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Morocco and Russia. Attendees come from all over the globe and are part of loosely-knit free-spirit communities who promote a life free of consumerism.

Rainbow Gathering
Rainbow Gathering

The events take place in forests and other remote areas, with the intention to encourage a oneness with nature, and attendees usually take their clothes off and indulge in intimate displays of affection and unconditional love.

Rainbow Family
Rainbow Family

It is not uncommon at the events to see several naked attendees relaxing or taking part in different actitivites including ad hoc tribal decorative art lessons, meditation and smoking drugs.

Rainbow Family near Portland US
Rainbow Family near Portland US

People tired of the daily grind of nine to five and the conventional lifestyle, especially those interested in alternative and nomadic lifestyles would love to tryout a Rainbow Gathering.

Rainbow event
Rainbow event

Some of attendees to the events have described so-called unconditional love as a beautiful social experiment, especially when it is practiced by seceral people at the same time.

Rainbow Gathering
Rainbow Gathering

They believe that they are on to something very special – a movement towards a different world without authorities, hierarchies and organisations where you have absolute freedom.

Mum painting kid at Rainbow Gathering
Mum painting kid at Rainbow Gathering

The first ever Rainbow Gathering was in Colorado in the US in 1972 with about 20,000 people attending, and it has now spread to other parts of the world.

Rainbow Family People
Rainbow Family People

The attendees refer to themselves as a Rainbow Family and share the same ideology about life, which is of peace, harmony, freedom, and respect, and anyone is free to attend the events.

Rainbow Family near Portland US
Rainbow Family near Portland US

The main influence for the Rainbow Gatherings are the counterculture of the 1960s counterculture and some of the noncommercial rock festivals of the early 1970s.

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