In a peaceful gathering quite different from the recent Promise Keepers rally, pagans are coming to D.C. to clean up litter, donate to food banks, and give blood.
The event, scheduled from October 31 to November 1, will celebrate Samhain, the pagan New Year. Opening ceremonies will include a drumming circle at Jefferson Memorial and three minutes of silence. A flower memorial for those unable to attend will be located at the Lincoln Memorial and will be distributed to local hospices. An ongoing “sacred space” will be at the Mall. All participants are encouraged to wear green to symbolize the earth and to represent solidarity.