Surely by now you've heard of Burning Man. But what about the much older (and more respected) burning snowman? It's a 41 year old tradition performed at Michigan's Lake Superior State University to celebrate the coming spring.
It all begins with a snowman and a torch:
And ends in a glorious burning effigy:
Most importantly, says John Rabe: "My father started this c1970, when he was Public Information Officer for LSSU." Happy Spring, everyone!
(Photos by John Shibley/LSSU)