Hippie and Bohemian

What is the difference between bohemian and hippie?

This is a question that boggles many minds. The answer is quite simple.

  1. Bohemians are centered around art, and live their lives for nothing but their art. Formed in the early 50’s and 60’s.
  2. Hippies started a love revolution. This ended up revolving more around sex and drugs. Formed in the 60’s and became popular in the early 70’s.

Both are equally valid in the fact that they are free spirited groups of people, but their origins are different.

The fashion styles between the two groups of people are very similar to each other, because they formed at around the same time period. The bohemians usually make their own clothing, though.

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Bohemian

Bohemian Definition:

  1. a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules andpractices.
  2. a gypsy

The Bohemian lifestyle is centered in art. People that are so consumed with their art that they live outside of the conventional confounds of society. Tagging, also known as street art or graffiti, is an example of the Bohemian lifestyle. Someone who shows their art in areas that are forbidden by law, is someone who cares about their art more than they care about the confounds of society.

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