Walpurgis night: goodbye winter

On this night, the 30th of April, we traditionally light a giant bonfire and set off crackers and fireworks. We celebrate that winter is finally over – there’s even a traditional song that begins “Winter has raged its last among the mountains” (roughly).

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Our personal little Walpurgis fire.

It’s almost like a second New Year – because now life truly starts again: trees are budding and the ground is thawing, and all those things that seemed impossible to do during the winter now take on a more alluring cast as the sunshine warms us again and we can maybe, maybe leave our jackets open.

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