Walpurgis Night

Apr 30, 2022 Walpurgis Night 2022 Europe
Apr 30, 2023 Walpurgis Night 2023 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.

Feasts and observances
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

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