Walpurgis NightWal·pur·gis Night
Gmc. Folklore April 30, the eve of May Day, when witches supposedly gathered on Brocken mountain for a demonic orgy
Origin of Walpurgis Nightafter St. Walpurgis, Eng missionary in Germany (8th c.): her day is April 30
- a. The eve of May Day, observed in some European countries and in some Scandinavian communities in the United States in celebration of spring and marked by music, singing, and bonfires.b. The eve of Beltane, believed by medieval Christians to be the occasion of a witches' Sabbath.
- An episode or a situation having the quality of nightmarish wildness.
Origin of Walpurgis NightPartial translation of German Walpurgisnacht : Walpurgis, Saint Walpurga (died 779) + Nacht, night.
- Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night"), a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.