Meierblis 2020April 30
At sunset every year on April 30, at several locations on Texel the so-called 'Meierblissen' are lit. In the weeks beforehand, the children gather flammable materials. The gathered material is lit on April 30, where those present stand around the fire and roast potatoes on pieces of wire. The children rub soot on each other's faces. The 'Meierblis' is a bonfire, to celebrate the arrival of the Spring and the light. 'Blis' is the Texel word for fire.