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Weird Pagans in Austin Pouring Offerings to Elder Gods in the Park

No this isn't H.P. Lovecraft, it's Austin Pagan Pride Day

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Austin's annual Pagan Pride Day will be celebrated Sunday, September 14 from 11am to 6pm at the Zilker Park Polo Tables Picnic Area in Austin Texas. The event benefits the Capital Area Food Bank and consequently, a voluntary contribution of $5 donation or equivalent in non-perishable food items is requested. It is a family friendly event filled with food vendors, incredible hand crafted arts and craft items, including jewelry, leather, stained glass, henna art, clothing and vendors of incense and oils, raffles and prizes, workshops, psychics, spiritual items, information booths, and lots of kid friendly activities, especially for the younger ones. Come see why the number of folks enjoying this energizing spectacular event has tripled over the past several years, enabling us to collect more food for the food bank, literally hundreds of pounds. The day's festivities end with a drum circle led by Mijo, so drummers are encouraged to bring their drums and join in.

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There will be live entertainment throughout the day with such groups as The Nematoads, The Bedlam Bards, Dying and Rising, Bright Shadow, Letha Mignon, Mijo the drummer, and belly dancing exhibitions by by Zira, Erin, Sahhira and Zahra, Austin Pagans strive to foster pride in their Pagan identity by hosting this religious acceptance event and inviting the Pagan community as well as non-Pagans in Central Texas to be our guests. The word "pagan" is from the old Latin and means not cultured, rural, even "hick". It has come to mean any religious path such as the Earth and seasonal centered ones (Druidism, Wicca, American Indian Shamanism) and deity centered ones (old Norse, Roman, Greek or Egyptian).

Pagan Pride Day promotes tolerance and understanding through education, activism, charity and sense of community between people with different belief systems.  If you are a Pagan, the event may be helpful to you in finding pride and confidence in your chosen path. If you are not Pagan, there is the opportunity to learn what Paganism is and dispel myths and cultural misconceptions about who we are.  We make ourselves accessible for questions and understanding. It will be our pleasure to meet you and we hope you will attend along with friends and family.

RSVP to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/634241123316323/ 
Visit our website: http://www.paganprideaustin.org

Media Contact: Chris Godwin, Austin Pagan Pride Day, 512-677-GODS(4637), [email protected]

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