DALLAS, N.C. — Piedmont Pagan Pride Day will be held on Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in Biggerstaff Park, 144 Leisure Ln.

This event is held to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and part of the worldwide International Pagan Pride Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. They are held during the two-week period surrounding the Equinox.

Holli Emore, executive director of Cherry Hill Pagan seminary, will be the keynote speaker.

Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, belly dancing and hammered dulcimer. Additionally, classes will help to educate attendees. And, children may visit the Kid’s Booth filled with storytelling and crafts.

Rituals to celebrate the fall harvest will take place as well. Contributions will be accepted to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Pagan Pride is free to the public, but organizers ask that non-perishable items be brought to further their designated charity.

For more information, visit piedmontpaganpride.com.

In Raleigh, the Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Days, Pagan Pride Raleigh, will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, Gate 5, 974 Youth Center Dr. Gates open at 10:45 a.m.

To learn more, visit cncppd.org or cncpaganpride.org.

Lainey Millen

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