The night of 30th April is known as Walpurgisnacht in Northern Europe & Valborgsmässoafton in Sweden. It’s a common folk belief that on this night witches flew from all quarters on broomsticks & on billygoats to eat, drink & dance until the Queen of the May appeared at midnight to mark the driving away of winter.
Throughout Europe & Scandinavia, songs are sung around bonfires to celebrate the arrival of spring.
It’s a lovely way to celebrate our transition from the dark half to the light half of the year.
I’m going to host an online ritual & celebration this year so we can enjoy Walpurgisnacht wherever we are. I will premiere a pre-recorded live performance of songs celebrating the old ways on YouTube at 10pm on Thursday 30th April followed by a Facebook Live candle ritual which you can take part in from your home to welcome in the light half of the year & to welcome good fortune in.
If you want to take part in the celebration email firstname.lastname@example.org & I will provide you with all the details you need.