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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Walpurgis Night(noun)

    eve of May Day


  1. Walpurgis night(Noun)

    Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night"), a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.


  1. Walpurgis Night

    Walpurgis Night is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and with bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Walpurgis Night

    the eve of the 1st May, when the witches hold high revel and offer sacrifices to the devil their chief, the scene of their festival in Germany being the Brocken (q. v.). This annual festival was in the popular belief conceded to them in recompense for the loss they sustained when by St. Walpurga the Saxons were persuaded to renounce paganism with its rites for Christianity.


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