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Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht (Dutch: heksennacht), literally "Witches' Night", is believed to be the night of a witches' meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range of wooded hills in central Germany between the rivers Weser and Elbe. The first known written occurrence of the English translation "Walpurgis Night" is from the 19th century. Local variants of Walpurgis Night are observed throughout Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, and Estonia. In Denmark, the tradition with bonfires to fence off the witches going to the Brocken is observed as Saint John's Eve—essentially a midsummer celebration "with witches".
I researched this topic a little and notice that it might have stemmed from Saint Walpurgis from England. When the Saint moved to Germany she converted many and tried to rid Germany of old pagan ways. The Event on Brock Mountain may be old tradition or the last hold out for pagan celebrations.
I find no coincidence that the date is the same as Hitler's birth date or he claims it to be.
As you may know he wanted to transform Germany back to pre Christian ways.