If the covid numbers stay small.
What is Athens Pagan Pride Day?
Athens Pagan Pride Day is part of the much larger Pagan Pride Project. It’s purpose is to provide visibility to the pagan community and hold “events in order to present the truth about Paganism to our communities, refute common misconceptions, and draw political attention to Paganism in order to try to prevent legislative discrimination against Pagans.” Pride events are also a fantastic way for local pagans to and pagan friendly people to meet and network.
Most event feature vendors, presenters, and performers. Having vendors provides the community access to items that are of specific interest to them, and also a place for our local crafts people to sell and advertise their wares. Presenters and performers also provide information and services relevant to the local pagans. Pride events are also a great place to hang out and have fun with like minded people.
In order to participate in the Pride Day Project, you must sign up and adhere to three requirements. The first is a public ritual. Athens Pagan Pride Day holds three. The first and last are the opening and closing ceremonies. During these rituals, participants process around the festival area and call the quarters. The first is to create a circle, the second is to open the circle. Some time in the middle of the festival we also hold the Main Ritual. This is often run by a member of the community and can take any form. But it is a larger, more visible ritual.
The second requirement of Pride is a food drive. Every year we collect non-perishable foods and donate them to a local organization. The past many years we have donated to Project Safe, which is a local women’s shelter. We have donated many hundreds of pounds of food over the years, thanks to your communities generosity.
The third requirement of Pride is that we press releases and media coverage. To cover this, we advertise on social media and in our local news. We also usually have various groups and students ask to cover the event, which we are happy to accommodate.
If this sounds like fun to you, then feel free to come join us! We will be glad to see you there.
- Vendor Registration Open!Just click on “Vendors” in the menu or go to https://athensareapagans.org/appd/vendors for more info!
- APPD 2022We are pleased to announce that APPD 2022 has been tentatively approved. The city will not issue a permit until much closer to the event date when they can assess the covid numbers. We fully support the city in this, but we’re hopeful that we can have an event. In the meantime, we are moving…
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