Mischief Night (also known as Devil's Night, Hell Night, Cabbage Night, Gate Night, Mizzy Night, Miggy Night, Goosing Night, and Egg Nyte) is an annual tradition in parts of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States when people (primarily teenagers and preteens) take a degree of license to play pranks and do mischief in their neighbourhoods. The most common date for Mischief Night in North America is October 30, the day before Halloween. However, the traditional British Mischief Night is November 4, the night before Bonfire Night. Devil's Night can have a slightly different meaning and refer specifically to the serious vandalism and arson experienced in Detroit, Michigan, during the late 1980s.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:19 AM
but no one is out...sandy did enough for us
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:25 AM
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:23 PM
This British Bonfire Night intrigues me.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:19 PM
It's cabbage night.
lots of pumpkin carnage in the streets today. ours are still there, but some animals are eating them. ew.
Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:54 PM
But I'll never call it anything but
Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:34 PM
Josh, I think gate night is specifically a Rockland term. Everywhere I've been, noone outside of Rockland has heard of gate night!
Right?? I find this so weird.
Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:44 AM
I think it was 1975 or 6 we all worked at the Sheraton Inn, somebody made off with a gross of eggs (12 x 12 = 144) woe be unto that nearest group of trick or treaters there were so many eggs we egged ourselves by not makin it out the window with a doz or so
Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:48 PM
at dinner the other night with my dad we were talking about the vandalism that is now cabbage night or whatever you want to call it, vs pranking.
and he said "in my day the worst that we would do is take someone's front gate off and hang it in a tree!"
Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:54 PM
I'm here at the camp and if anybody come 'round here chainin my gate? 12 guage double barrel "WHO's OUT THERE? Answer now.
Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:29 AM