The season of Pagan Pride Day events has begun and although our Pagan Pride Day event here in the Puget Sound isn’t until October 5th, you can sort of feel it in the air with the changing of the season. One of the first PPD events this year will take place in New Jersey on August 31, 2013. Traditionally Pagan Pride Day is held in late August through October depending on your local PPD organization. No matter what state your in there should be a Pagan Pride Day organization near you to interact with and attend the event or the smaller events leading up to it.
Most PPD organizations have events and fundraisers leading up to the Pagan Pride Day event all year long. These smaller events and fundraisers help the Pagan community to create awareness and educate the public about Paganism and Pagans of all denominations. Our organization here in the Puget Sound is called Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day and it is intended to draw Pagans of all types from all over the Puget Sound as well as all over Washington. There have been many fundraisers this year already and as we get closer to the October 5th event we can see that hard work paying off.
This years Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day event looks to be even bigger and better than last years PPD and it will include three public rituals. Many of the large Pagan Pride Day events in other states also typically have three public rituals so the additional rituals to this years CPSPPD event is a very big deal. There has even been talk that next years event may need to take place over a two day time period and become even larger. For Pagans here in the Puget Sound and all across Washington this growing Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day event is a huge step forward.
If you have never attended a Pagan Pride Day event you might be wondering what actually happens at the event and what you can expect. At any PPD across the country you can expect at least one main public ritual, informative workshops about different aspects of Paganism, live music, a special kids section, dancers, vendor booths, information booths and tons of friendly Pagans who are willing to share information with you. PPD is a great event to attend for long time Pagans, those who are new to the path, friends and family of Pagans, those who are curious about Paganism and anyone who is looking for information. Pagan Pride Day events are always free to attend and are family friendly.
Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day has many ways that you can help support the event. Please visit the CPSPPD website for more information on how you can help out and become part of the Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day event. The 2013 CPSPPD event will be on Saturday, October 5th from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. at the Freight House Square in Tacoma. You can find the event on the top floor of the building on the left side. This years rituals will be on the deck outside, rain or shine, so be sure to be dressed appropriately for the weather.
Working together, Pagans in the Puget Sound and all of Washington, can make the Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day event the best and biggest in the Pacific Northwest. So don’t forget to share information about the event with your friends, family and fellow Pagans. With your help and support Paganism and Pagan Pride Day can shine for the beauty and wonder that it is truly is.
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