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Join us on September 28th from 10 am to 6 pm to learn more about the often misunderstood religion of Paganism at our Harvest Celebration.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Aug. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Join us on September 28th from 10 am to 6 pm to learn more about the often misunderstood religion of Paganism at our Harvest Celebration.  The 16th Annual Kansas City Pagan Pride Day 2014 and Craft Faire is being held at the Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  This is a FREE event and open to the public.  Come join us to see drumming, belly dancing, live music, harvest rituals, and a Craft Faire featuring unique hand-crafted items.  We will also have a huge charity raffle containing over a hundred items to benefit the local charity Furry Kid’s Refuge, as well as a food drive for Harvesters.  There will also be children’s activities, information booths, and other activities celebrating the Autumnal Equinox, a time of thanksgiving in many Pagan traditions.

This event is part of the international Pagan Pride Project which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. Pagan Pride celebrations are held annually around the world within two weeks of the Autumn Equinox. The Pagan Pride Day Project is pleased to announce that in 2014 we have over 100 events anticipated during the Harvest festivals between August and November across the globe with events in the USA, Canada, Europe, and across Latin America.

For decades Pagans have been misunderstood, and even feared, but in reality most Pagans enjoy a religion emphasizing respect for nature, humanity, and oneself. 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.

This year’s events will include live music from Zanzibar drum, a local drumming group, and Nicolette Page, an eclectic and inspirational folk singer.  We will also feature belly dancing from Etoile Abet and Friends.  A children’s area called the Dragon’s Nest will provide children’s activities all day based on various aspects of Paganism to promote diversity and acceptance in an atmosphere of fun.  Over a dozen craft vendors will be on hand to sell various hand-made Pagan crafts and other items.  Tarot readings will also be available.  Information booths will also be on-hand to help answer questions you might have about the Pagan Experience though we are not here to debate.

One of the most important Kansas City Pagan Pride Day activities over the last 15 years has been our charity raffles which has raised thousands of dollars for local non-profit charities. We know that what we do returns to us and we demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the Gods to share abundance with us in return.   This year’s proceeds will be given to Furry Kids Refuge which is a local no-kill, all volunteer animal rescue organization.  The Pagan community of crafters, metaphysical stores, and individuals have come together to donate some unbelievable items to our charity raffle in order to help us raise money for this cause. In addition, we will be collecting non-perishable food and other needed items for the Harvesters Food Bank.

This event is sponsored by Kansas City Pagan Pride Day, Inc. and contributions from local businesses and friends to include Aquarius Books, Líithi Lushede Coven, Gaea Goddess Gathering Festival, and the Heartland Spiritual Alliance.

For more information about the event or about Pagan religions, contact Sam Shryock at or visit or

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