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Walpurgis Night

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noun
(especially in medieval German folklore) the evening preceding the feast day of St. Walpurgis, when witches congregated, especially on the Brocken.
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German Wal·pur·gis·nacht [vahl-poor-gis-nahkht]. /vɑlˈpʊər gɪsˌnɑxt/.
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Walpurgis Night
/ (vælˈpʊəɡɪs) /

noun
the eve of May 1, believed in German folklore to be the night of a witches' sabbath on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains

Word Origin for Walpurgis Night

C19: translation of German Walpurgisnacht, the eve of the feast day of St Walpurga, 8th-century abbess in Germany
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