Walpurgisnacht love

Definitions

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  • n. Walpurgis night, a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.

Etymologies

From German Walpurgisnacht. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The start of May marks the Celtic festival of Beltane - the festival of bright or sacred fire, known as Walpurgisnacht in Germany.

    Beltane Fire

  • The remainder of the album makes for decent, often moody but hardly invigorating, autumnal background music, with Brahms' "Walpurgisnacht" I prefer Mendelssohn's and the rag "Graceful Ghost" being a lot less fun than you want them to be.

    The bowman's call

  • My short story "Walpurgisnacht" has been republished by The Pagan Activist.

    Reprinted: Walpurgisnacht

  • The night from April 30 to May 1 is called "Walpurgisnacht", the night of Walpurgis or Walpurga.

    Happy Walpurgisnacht!

  • "Walpurgisnacht," and certainly appearances favored such a fancy.

    Black Spirits and White A Book of Ghost Stories

  • Having heard rame of his music this winter, particularly that magnificent creation, the "Walpurgisnacht," I wished to obtain his autograph before leaving, and sent a note for that purpose.

    Views a-foot

  • "Walpurgisnacht" is choreographed to music for a ballet orgy from Gounod's opera "Faust."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Also on the program: a ballet by Russell Ducker, a young company member; "Walpurgisnacht," by Leonid Lavrovsky; and Christopher Wheeldon's "DGV (Danse à Grande Vitesse)," a tour de force of speed and power.

    The New Yorker

  • The production even included the Walpurgisnacht ballet, which is usually cut.

    The Tests of Patience

  • The highlight is a Cult ritual on Walpurgisnacht itself.

    Archive 2010-02-01

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