Walpurgis Night

  1. (especially in medieval German folklore) the evening preceding the feast day of St. Walpurgis, when witches congregated, especially on the Brocken.

  • German Wal·pur·gis·nacht [vahl-poor-gis-nahkht]. /vɑlˈpʊər gɪsˌnɑxt/.

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Walpurgis Night

/ (vælˈpʊəɡɪs) /

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

Origin of 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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