Walpurgis Night

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Apr 30, 2019 Walpurgis Night 2019 Europe
Apr 30, 2020 Walpurgis Night 2020 Europe

Information about Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Blocksberg

Significance: Walpurgis Night is the English translation of Walpurgisnacht. It's the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Germany. This night is believed to be the night of a witches' meeting on a mountain called Brocken.

Type:
Feasts and observances
Celebrations:
Dressing up as a witch; exorcise the winter; whips pop; taking a broom; putting your loved one a maypole in front of the house; bonfires; dancing
Observed by:
The Czechs, Dutch, Estonians, Finns, Germans, Latvians, and Swedes
Location:
Europe

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