HIPPIE subculture was originally a youth movement that started in the USA during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word came from hipster and was used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. 1967 Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture and in 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast.
Mexico - Hippies in, formed La Onda (spanish for The Wave ) and gathered at Avándaro.
Australia - hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or MardiGrass.
New Zealand - nomadic housetruckers (families and groups who convert old trucks and school buses into mobile-homes) practiced alternative lifestyles and promoted sustainable energy at Nambassa ( a series of hippie-conceived festivals held between 1976 and 1981 on large farms around Waihi and Waikino.
United Kingdom - mobile peace convoys of new age travellers made summer pilgrimages to music festivals at Stonehenge and in 1970 to the gigantic Isle of Wight Festival with a crowd of around 700 000 people.
Chile - Piedra Roja Festival a major hippie event was held in 1970