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Hexennacht

It’s Hexennacht and there is a new moon , but there is no Blocksberg available for dancing down here and it is so soggy that bonfires are out of the question.

Of course the Church grabbed this holiday too and called it Walpurgisnacht in honor of one of their Anglo-Saxon saints, rather than good German witches [Hexen]. The Celts celebrate Beltaine at this time of the year. It is considered the beginning of summer in much of Europe.

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1 comment

1 hipparchia { 04.30.14 at 5:14 pm }

phoenix az, otoh, looks like it could become its own bonfire

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/