Walpurgis-night meaning

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An episode or a situation having the quality of nightmarish wildness.
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(gmc. folklore) April 30, the eve of May Day, when witches supposedly gathered on Brocken mountain for a demonic orgy.
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Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night"), a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.
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Origin of walpurgis-night

  • Partial translation of German Walpurgisnacht Walpurgis , Saint Walpurga (died 779) Nacht night

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition