About DC Pagan Pride Day
DC Pagan Pride Day is part of the larger Pagan Pride Project, whose mission is to foster pride in Pagan identity through education, activism, charity and community. Learn more about Pagans and Paganism.
About Connect DC
This year’s event is being hosted by Connect DC, a Wiccan based-public ritual group in Washington DC. Connect DC has been involved in DC Pagan Pride since 2001 and has been the host of DC Pagan Pride Day since 2013.
2017 Connect DC Annual Intent
Our intent is to provide a sacred space where we can cleanse our spirits, call in our allies, connect with our deepest selves and each other, and fill our souls with love. We do this work so that we may better resist toxicity, protect the most vulnerable, and move toward a life-affirming future. We welcome you to join us in this work.
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The first DC Pagan Pride Day was September 21, 2001 — ten days after 9/11. Our community came together at the FDR Memorial to thank the gods for the harvest and to mourn for the lives of the men and women who died during the terrorist attacks.
The Open Hearth Foundation sponsored DC Pagan Pride events from 2001 to 2008. In 2003, the event expanded to a DC Pagan Pride Week with sponsoring organizations hosting events, such as rituals, socials, and workshops through the DC metropolitan area.
The DC Pagan Pride Day event went on a hiatus in 2008-2009. Since then DC’s Pagan Pride Day has focused on ‘the basics’ — a ritual, a food drive, and our local community. Our choice of Fort Reno as our location for the event reflects our desire to reach out to the broader local community, rather than just the tourists on the Mall.
Donate to DC Pagan Pride Day
Please consider donating to DC Pagan Pride Day!
Our organizers work hard, and out-of-pocket, to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. Your generous contribution will help support event logistics including presenter, entertainment, location, and ASL translator fees. We appreciate donations of any size.