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Leslie S. Klinger

Montague Summers (The Vampire in Europe, 1929) explains that throughout eastern Europe, the eve of St. George's Day and the eve of St. Andrew's Day (Nov. 30) were viewed as the zeniths of magical and vampirical activities.

Elizabeth Miller

Stoker's direct source for the eve of St George's Day, however, is Emily Gerard's "Transylvanian Superstitions" (1885). As he copies directly from Gerard in his Notes, "St George's Day 23 April (corresponds to our 5 May) eve of which is for witches Sabbath".

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