The Society: Holidays: (Valborg Holidays )

Sites listed in this section reflect an adult perspective on the holiday, including history, cultural significance, or remembrances. Sites may also feature activities suitable for home or classroom use. Also known as Walpurgis Night and St. Valborg's Mass Eve, this holiday is celebrated on April 30. Valborg is celebrated in memory of Valborg-Walpurgis-Wealdburg-Valderburger who was made a saint on the 1st of May 779; however, the spring festivities are inherited from the Pagan festivities with huge bonfires. Valborg is today celebrated without parallels to the Christian church or religion. Valborg Holidays Society.

Walpurgis Night is the English translation of Walpurgisnacht , one of the Dutch and 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 Francia. (wikipedia)