The Moon Path Chapter of Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS)
will host the Broward County, Florida,
Seventeenth Annual Pagan Pride Day Celebration Family Picnic/FOOD DRIVE
12 PM - 7 PM, September 24, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale,
3970 NW 21st Avenue (between Commercial and Oakland Park),
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309, 954-484-6734. Free

The public is invited to attend the
Eighteenth Annual Pagan Pride Day Celebration Family Picnic/FOOD DRIVE
which will honor the Ancient Ways.

Bring non-perishable food items and clothing,
to be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program 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
Drinks by Black Swan Pub.

Feel free to come dressed in garb/costume.
Fun and Games for kids of all ages - Picnic (BYOF/D InOrOutside)
Pagan Education - Networking with other Pagans
Children's Program - Story Telling - Pee Wee Pagans - Teen Room

Vendors in air conditioned facilities:
(Herbs, Crafts, Ritual Clothing, Books,
Tarot Reading, T-Shirts, and More}

12 PM - Opening
1:00 PM - Labyrinth with didgeridoo and drumming
2:00 PM - Snake Petting
3:00 PM - Feather wands - make your own mini feather fan
4:00 PM - Drumming Workshop
5:00 PM - Raffle Drawing
5:15 PM -Pre Ritual Grounding Meditation-The Luna Road Faerie Troupe
5:30 PM -Autumn Equinox Ritual in Scottish Tradition

Note: The celebration's primary focus is the 5:30 PM
Autumnal (Autumn) Equinox Sun Celebration Circle
which will honor the Ancient Ways.
Anyone wishing to stay and participate is welcome.

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?
Questions? Contact

Ft Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day
Questions? Contact

International Pagan Pride Project
Questions? Contact 317-536-3145

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