Possibly you missed the celebration of Pagan Pride Day, held last Sunday in North Andover, Massachusetts-- which, in case you were wondering, is less than 20 miles from Salem, the town that will begin going berserk in just a few weeks, as Halloween approaches.
Fortunately the Boston Globe had a reporter at the event. (Somehow you knew that the Globe editorial staff would be informed about pagan celebrations, didn't you?) So you can get a sense of the celebration, even from afar. All great fun, you know, and really nothing for other people to worry about. One entrepreneur, selling wooden wands, explained:
Pagans use wands, he said, "the way a Catholic would use rosary beads."
Not exactly, pal. Not exactly.
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