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What Is Walpurgisnacht? And How did An English Nun Become Associated with Witches?

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Legends and traditions about Witches are quite common in Germany… think about all the Fairy Tales you’ve ever heard, isn’t there always a witch? So, of course, there is a night called Walpurgisnacht or Hexennacht (Witches’ Night), a sort of second Halloween. But … What is Walpurgisnacht (pronounced Val-purr-gess-nach-t)? When is it celebrated? Why is […]

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German Smoker Witch- Fun Decoration for Halloween and Walpurgisnacht!

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Mueller Halloween Pumpkin Witch Smoker Made in Germany A German Smoker Witch is a fantastic decoration for Halloween, Christmas or even Walpurgisnacht! I know, we associate¬†R√§uchermannchen with Christmas… usually they are Santas or Woodsmen…. But, since they are really just decorative incense burners or smokers, it seems perfectly logical that you could use them for […]

Father’s Day in Germany