(Updated at 12:25 p.m. Thursday) Local Pagans are scheduled to gather in Dupont Circle this weekend for an annual event that brings “magic, mystery, and celebration” to the neighborhood.
Close to 100 Pagans from area orders and sects are expected to meet in Dupont Circle this Sunday at 10 a.m. for Pagan Pride Day, according to Angela Raincatcher, spokeswoman for the event.
This year’s meeting is slated to include a lecture on the Celtic goddess Brigid from author Courtney Webber, a course on building altars from local folk healer and shaman Richael Faithful and a Wiccan harvest ritual where members of Connect DC will bless a bounty of food before donating it to local charity So Others Might Eat.
“It’s a great event for catching up with other pagans and Earth-based spiritual people in the D.C. area,” Raincatcher said.
The event will also include live jams from “whimsical folk” band Sofeya and the Puffins and booths from a smattering of local Pagan groups.
“If you are new to the area, or new to paganism, D.C. Pagan Pride provides a safe, comfortable place to learn about the community here,” Raincatcher said. “All are welcome.”