September 6, 2012
Pagan Pride Days
Every year in September, around the time of the Autumn Equinox, Pagans across the United States openly share about their faith and hold public, family-friendly events and food drives to celebrate being ‘Pagan and Proud’. Others commemorate Pagan Pride Day with less fanfare, by wearing a pentacle to work for the first time, or courageously ‘coming out’ to a family member or friend about one’s religious beliefs.
Florida Pagans are busy gearing up to celebrate, and being the fourth largest populated state in America, we are hosting no less than six public celebrations (and possibly more) to cover our numerous communities extending from the Panhandle to the Gold Coast. In this article, upcoming Pagan Pride Days for your area and event websites are included, as well as details about Everglades Moon Local Council’s (EMLC) awareness campaign, who will have outreach representatives at several city pride events. Also, event information about the Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride is also featured. Read on for more…
Pagan Pride Events by Date and City
Below is a list of Pagan Pride Days and events for Florida compiled from the Pagan Pride Day Project and press releases sent in to our bureau.
*UPDATE Sept. 17: Please note we originally incorrectly listed the Orlando PPD in September, it is actually in October and we corrected the date below:
|2012 Date||City / Region||Website / Info|
|Sun, Sept. 9||St. Johns County||Planning Meeting|
|Sat., Oct. 13*||Orlando*||Orlando Pagan Pride Day|
|Sat, Sept. 15||Jacksonville||Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day|
|Sat, Sept. 15||Ft. Lauderdale||Pagan Pride Harvest Celebration|
|Sat, Sept. 22||Volusia County||Volusia Pagan Pride|
|Sun, Sept. 23||Tallahassee||Pagan Pride Day & Mabon Ceremony|
Everglades Moon Local Council Blitzes the State
EMLC is the convening body of member covens across Florida who are an autonomous, representative council under the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), one of the oldest and most venerable national Witchcraft organizations in America.
An article penned by Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt recently explored the topic of “Why The Covenant of the Goddess is Vital to Wicca’s Future” which generated much conversation and commentary online last month. This month, in person, you will be able to meet, interact, and have your questions answered with EMLC representatives at our Florida Pagan Pride Days:
In the North, EMLC’ers will be participating in Tallahassee’s PPD on Sunday, September 23rd. Members from Spiraling Heart Coven will be presenting workshops as well as manning (and woman’ing) a table filled with information about both EMLC and CoG. Stop by and say hello to Coral, and leave an offering or prayer at their altar to Bridget.
In the South, members will be participating in Ft. Lauderdale’s PPD on Saturday, September 15th. In it’s 14th year, PPD at the UU of Ft. Lauderdale is always a family day, filled with fun and activities, and a food drive as well. Members will be manning our EMLC information table where we will have tons of goodies for sale, including our own 2013 Calendar. In addition, members have donated hand-crafted items that you can purchase.
Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Harvest Celebration
The Moon Path Chapter of Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) will host the Broward County, Florida 14th Annual Pagan Pride Day Celebration Family Picnic & Food Drive, from Noon to 7:00pm on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale
3970 NW 21st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 (between Commercial and Oakland Park). Phone number is 954-484-6734. The cost? Free! The public is invited to attend. Families are welcome.
Bring non-perishable food items and clothing, or a cash donation, to be donated to LifeNet4Families of Broward County.
Bring your own picnic food and drink. Bring your drums and percussion instruments for the drum circle and ritual. Food will be available for purchase from King of Cuups Catering.
Feel free to come dressed in Garb or costume. Fun and Games for kids of all ages.Vendors in air conditioned facilities inclue Ceramics, Drums, Henna Artist, Food, Jewelry, Massage Therapist, Psychic, Reiki Healing, Rune Reading, Sarongs, Soaps, Tarot Reading, T-Shirts, and Various Merchandise. Visit the CUUPS Harvest Festival website for more information.
Pagan Pride Day Reporting Across Florida
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