PAGAN PRIDE HARVEST CELEBRATION
TO OBSERVE AUTUMN EQUINOX
2016 PAGAN PRIDE HARVEST CELEBRATION TO OBSERVE AUTUMN EQUINOX
Visit the CUUPS Moon Path Chapter website for details on pagan activities.
The Autumn Equinox is the official first day of Fall and occurs
when the sun crosses the equator on it's apparent journey southward.
As day and night are of equal length on the Equinox, it is a time of
equilibrium, moving toward the dark half of the year.
We experience a day and a night that are of equal duration;
a time of thanksgiving in many Pagan traditions.
This year the Fall Equinox is September 23, 2015, 4:21 am EDT,
when the Sun is directly over the Earth's equator and enters
zero degrees Libra.
The full moon in the month of September is called the Harvest Moon,
and farmers would harvest their crops by this moonlight as part of
the Second Harvest celebration.
This year the Harvest Moon is September 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm EDT.
This year year there will be a Lunar Eclipse September 27, 2015 - 10:47 pm EDT.
This is the second of three pagan harvest festivals.
The other two being August 1st (Mid-Summer) and November 1st (Mid-Autumn).
The food drive held in conjunction with this festival is a way to give
thanks for the food abundance of the year, and share that abundance
with others. Food donations for the Cooperative Feeding Program
will be taken during the event.
The Autumn Equinox Sun Celebration ceremony will be a simple expression
of thanks combined with wishes for continued abundance, and blessing
the results of the food drive before it is given away.
Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a growing religious movement based on
combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence
for the Divine as both masculine and feminine. Some of the more common
traditions include Wicca or Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, Heathen, Asatru, Strega,
Druidic spiritual paths, Goddess-Worshippers, and other earth-centered
religions. Practitioners are found in all walks of life from professionals
to homemakers, and simply enjoy celebrating a religion that emphasizes
respect for nature, humanity, and oneself.
The International Pagan Pride Project was started in 1998 and is an organization
focused on educating the public about Earth-based spiritualities in order to
allay misconceptions and promote religious freedom.
The Ft Lauderdale celebration started in 1999 by SophiaLinus and is sponsored by
The Moon Path Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS),
and is now coordinated by Lisa Mohan, on behalf of
all Pagan-pathed individuals in the South Florida area.
The Pagan Pride Project started with 17 events in the United States and
one in Canada. It has grown to over 100 events in the United States,
Canada, Europe, and South America.
For more information about the event or about Pagan religions:
Moon Path Chapter of CUUPS
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ft Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day
Questions? Contact email@example.com
International Pagan Pride Project
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 317-536-3145
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