The fertility ritual has been marked in Germanic Countries since Pagan times. Christians changed the name to honor some nun in 777 ad and hijacked the celebration. However Goethe revived it in the early 1800's as night the witches dance upon the mountain in the play "Faust". It is seen as a time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Below are some cool German postcards marking the event.
In honor of all this witchy revelry, my Twisted Sister, Baby M, and My Son will join me for a haunted candlelight tour of the Manitou Grand Cave. We will of course be dressed as witches.