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What is Mischief Night?
Mischief Night is used in some places as the unofficial name for the night before Halloween, which is known as a night for pranks and other mischief, usually by kids and teens. In some other places, the name is applied to a different day.
Mischief Night is most commonly associated with pranks like egging or toilet papering houses, but some people use it as an opportunity to engage in more dangerous activities and acts of vandalism, such as lighting fires or setting off fireworks.
The night is well-known in some areas of the U.S. and England, but largely unknown in others.
In some places, the night before Halloween is called by a different name, such as Devil’s Night, Mizzy Night, Trick Night, and Cabbage Night.
When is Mischief Night?
Mischief Night most commonly refers to October 30, the night before Halloween. In some places, it’s used as another name for Halloween itself.
In some places in England, the name is applied to the night of November 4, which is the night before Guy Fawkes Day.
More information and context on Mischief Night
The origin of Mischief Night isn’t certain, but the tradition of playing pranks on the night before Halloween dates back at least hundreds of years. The first records of the name Mischief Night come from around 1800. Early uses of the term in England referred to April 30, the night before May Day.
Some of the pranks associated with Mischief Night, such as toilet papering and egging, are also somewhat common on Halloween night, when they are sometimes considered as the “trick” part of trick or treating.
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How is Mischief Night discussed in real life?
Mischief Night is associated with minor pranks, but is sometimes used as an occasion for people to engage in serious vandalism. It’s well-known in some areas of the U.S. and England, but largely unknown in others.
As a kid i looked forward to mischief night more than Halloween 😭😭
— Drill (@Whiteboy_theDon) October 4, 2021
it’s spooky szn and if you’re from jersey like me that means mischief night 🎃
— DOGBOY 🚸 (@BaddBoyHaIo) October 1, 2021
I like how my birthday is on mischief night cuz i get to celebrate and cause trouble 😈 lmao
— Kevin Tabares (@ktabares7) October 1, 2021
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The name Mischief Night only ever refers to October 30.
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The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.
Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Nevertheless the evening and the night passed away without incident.
While they were doing this, he assembled the officers around him, and the meaning of our night march was explained to us.
Last night I saw Jean Baptiste lying prone upon the floor, and knew that she had beaten him down to it, and he had not resisted.