Rainbow Gatherings are not festivals.
They’re intentional gatherings of all kinds of people who come together for a month somewhere in nature to cook together, sing around the fires, make workshops, share experiences and generally come together as ‘a family’.
Some people see the Rainbow Gatherings as a manifestation of a new consciousness as a tribe of many colours gathers to bring in a New Age upon the earth, fulfilling ancient Hopi Indian prophecies.
Others see it as an opportunity to hang out in nature for a month and have a great time.
Either way the Rainbow Gatherings are unique events in that there’s no commerce of any kind, no alcohol, and there’s nobody in charge. As is often heard in the Rainbow: ‘if you see a job – it’s yours!’
Rainbow Gatherings usually last for a month (a cycle of the moon) and are held all over the world and are particularly strong in Europe. There are regional Rainbows in many countries and also a European Rainbow Gathering which moves country each year.
Here is a book about the Rainbow Gatherings in Europe with some chapters online.
Rainbow Gatherings in 2020
We’ve summarised here some rumours about gatherings but make no promises for where, when, what or how they will be! You may need to register at the forums to see the info…more gatherings coming soon – check for updates!
Moroccan Desert Rainbow Gathering 24 January – 23 February
Near Tafraout Sidi Ali. Bring warm clothes for the cold nights.
Spanish Equinox Healing Gathering 23-31 March
A mini-gathering held in Catalunya
Middle European World Peace Gathering 22 May – June 21
World Peace Rainbow Gathering in Russia 22 May – 21 July
Wow. A 2 month gathering. Once you’ve gone all the way to Siberia you might as well stick around..
European Rainbow Gathering 20 July – 19 August
Still a bit unsure about the dates but this seems the most likely..
And though it’s not a Rainbow Gathering we, the team behind this site, also run the Road Junky Festival of Creativity 19-29 June. 2020 in the Czech Republic which is partly inspired by the Gatherings.
Likewise for the Sahara retreats in Morocco each winter..