Examples from the Web for walpurgisnacht
Contemporary Examples of walpurgisnacht
Osama bin Laden died on Walpurgisnacht, the night of black sabbaths and bonfires.Salman Rushdie: Pakistan's Deadly Game
May 2, 2011
Historical Examples of walpurgisnacht
Gretchen's garden, even the Walpurgisnacht, was in truth more classical.Egotism in German Philosophy
Eugene declared that he believed it was a celebration of "Walpurgisnacht," and certainly appearances favored such a fancy.Black Spirits and White
Ralph Adams Cram
You want something, whether new or old, for the Friday: would the 'Walpurgisnacht' do for it?The History of Mendelssohn's Oratorio "Elijah"
Frederick George Edwards
You remember the other Walpurgisnacht—that on the Blocksberg—which I described before.The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'
H. B. Cotterill
Word Origin for Walpurgis Night
1822, from German Walpurgisnacht, witches' revel, especially on Brocken, on May-day eve, literally "the night of (St.) Walpurgis," from Walburga, English abbess who migrated to Heidenheim, Germany, and died there c.780; May 1 being the day of the removal of her bones from Heidenheim to Eichstädt.