Since (wo)man first conceived a relationship with the divine, religious holidays have been a community celebration, a reason to gather with kith and kin for food and fun. From dancing around the fire to singing around the tree, holidays have always been a party.
It was certainly easier to host a fete in the old days when the whole town celebrated with you, but religious diversity is an intrinsic part of modern culture. The pagan princesses have friends who are atheists and Buddhists, Catholics and new agers, and, living just shy of the Bible Belt, a cornucopia of Protestants. We don’t choose our friends based on their faith, and we don’t want to – but that can present a challenge when we wish to celebrate our gods in the convivial atmosphere our ancestors did. It is not our intention to take the holy out of the holidays or to deny who we are as pagans and heathens with a rich history of faith. What we do wish to do is bring the community back to the festival. If we as pagans wish to be accepted by society, we need to be social. We need to find ways of keeping our traditions while including those not of our faith. It is our instinctual right to gather with those we love to celebrate together… and who knows, we may open some minds and hearts along the way.
But in order to do that, we need to throw a Hel of a party… and that’s where this blog comes in. You’ll find tips and tricks any party planner can use, as well as a dragon’s horde of advice for inter-religious festivities, activities, and practices that still have a pagan center. Learn how to socialize the pagan princess way, and you’ll never spend another Luprecalia alone.
Look for new posts every Tuesday and Friday!