Interesting Information About The Hippy Movement

Hippy Movement

The Hippy movement is something that has been around for a while. It was born in the United States during the 1960s. The movement was made up of people who wanted to be free from society and its rules. They wanted to do their own thing without being judged or looked down upon by others. There are many different types of hippies, but they all have one thing in common- they want to live life on their own terms, not anyone else’s.

Interesting facts

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The following article will provide you with some information about this interesting movement!

1) There are many stereotypes that surround hippies. People often believe that they never bathe, live in the woods, and have long hair. This is not true! There are some hippies who do have long hair but most have normal haircuts. Some even keep their hair very short!

2) The term “hippy” was originally a slang word used to describe a draft dodger in the 1960s. They were called this because they would always be outside protesting harmony during war times. Hippy later became a name for people who lived an alternative lifestyle that was peaceful and free from materialism.

3) In 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival was held which drew over 60,000 people from around the world, including the Beatles. This was the first festival that introduced psychedelics into mainstream culture. It is also known as the beginning of flower power because people wore flowers in their hair and were given out for free by bands like Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.

4) In 1968 another kind of hippy movement called “Hippy-Free” was established when a baby boom hippie named John Sinclair became an activist against government control. Another big event that influenced this movement was when Allen Ginsberg published his poem entitled “Howl” which criticized post-war America and its conformity towards society’s rules. The thing that attracted most youth to this movement was how it included more sex, rock n’ roll, and drugs.

5) There was a second hippy movement that occurred in California during the 1970s. It was called “Rainbow Family”. This type of hippy was unlike any other because it advocated not dressing up like a typical hippie and shunning technology. They were very spiritual and would often do things such as drug-free meditation and yoga to achieve this spirituality!

6) The third big movement of the Hippy Movement is referred to as “Flower Children” which took place later on in the 1970s. This time period saw an increase of interest towards Eastern philosophy, including Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Yoga, Tantra, etc. This movement also included new types of foods like tofu and quinoa.

7) During the 1980s, everyone wanted to be a hippie because they were considered free-spirits. Their desire for peace, love, and happiness was seen as a good thing by the society which is why advertisers began using them in their campaigns! The drug use that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s made it seem cool to live that type of lifestyle.

8) In 1991, there was a fourth movement that occurred called “the Internet Underground”. It involves people who found each other online through chat rooms etc. They listened to electronic music and had their own language with words such as “cyber”, “grok”, and “wannabe”. They also embraced technology, including the World Wide Web. This movement was short-lived because of the conflicts that took place during the first Gulf War.

9) The current fifth wave of the hippy movement is known as “the Rainbow Gathering” which began in 1972! People gather together at different national forests around America where they celebrate peace, love, respect for nature, and people’s differences. Hippies who participate in these gatherings are often homeless or nomadic because it allows them to be free from society’s rules.


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Some interesting facts about the hippy movement! Now you can tell your friends all about this counter-culture group that continues to influence popular culture even up until today!

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