What Is The “Witching Hour”?
AKA: Devil’s Hour
In European folklore, the witching hour is the time when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to be at their most powerful, and black magic at its most effective. This hour is typically midnight, and the term may now be used to refer to midnight, or any late hour, even without having the associated superstitious beliefs.
The term “witching hour” can also refer to the period from midnight to 3am.
In wicca, it is sometimes used to refer solely to midnights occurring during a full moon, when a witch’s power is supposedly at its greatest.