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Happy Walpurgisnacht.

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Walpurgis Night is the English translation of Walpurgisnacht, one of the German names for the night of 30 April, so called because it is the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Germany.

Walpurgisnacht begins at sunrise on this date and ends at sunrise on the first of May (May Day). Birch boughs are placed on all doors and windows to protect the home from evil spirits and sorcery.  Traditional bonfires and torches of rosemary and juniper are lit, and according to legend, Witches can be seen riding across the sky on broomsticks on this dark and magical night. 

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