Walpurgis Night Definition

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.
American Heritage
April 30, the eve of May Day, when witches supposedly gathered on Brocken mountain for a demonic orgy.
Webster's New World
An episode or a situation having the quality of nightmarish wildness.
American Heritage

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


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

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