Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pagan Pride Day

This weekend was Hamilton's Annual Pagan Pride Day festival. It was the 4th year for this event and was held at Gage Park. Wow, it was so much fun! We didn't get to spend too much time there since I had to get Josi to a sleep over party by 4:00pm, we missed opening and closing circle, but we had a great time browsing through all the cool stuff in the vendors area and doing lots of people watching. It was great to be amongst such beautiful and colourful folks of all ages.

I just wish I had some pictures to share! I will add a link to Hamilton's Pagan Pride Day website and Hamilton's Wiccan Temple site as well.

Niki found it totally boring as he has a bit of trouble grasping matters of spirituality. He likes the ideas of reincarnation and understands maybe a teensy bit about karma. He would have liked it better if there had of been a jump 'n' bounce or a ferris wheel, hee-hee!

Josi on the other hand is VERY interested in spirituality. She has been very interested in Buddhism and has recently shown more of an interest in feminine divinity and the ecological aspects so commonly found in paganism. It's very cool to watch her explore such non mainstream ideals (well, buddhism isn't exactly alternative, but in our prodominatly white christain community, I think it is a little rare).

Willow was just happy to run around the park, lol!

I can't wait to see how big the festival will be next year! The number of vendors must have doubled since the previous year and there were many more people as well.

1 comment:

jeffrey & liane said...

Gage Park is home to such an eclectic array of events. One of the few things I miss about Hamilton.