An article in Live Science notes :. By the s and 30s, however, the celebrations had become more like a rowdy block party, and the acts of vandalism more serious, probably instigated by tensions over the Great Depression and the threat of war, historians say. To stem the vandalism, concerned parents and town leaders tried to ply kids with candy, encouraging the forgotten tradition of trick-or-treating in costume in exchange for sweets, bumping the mischief element from the celebrations of Oct. It was then that the troublemakers, neighborhood by neighborhood, adopted Oct.
The custom of vandalism on Oct. Nowadays, Mischief Night is especially popular in pockets where Irish and Scottish immigration was common — in northeastern United States but not in the South and West, for example, and in the English-speaking communities of Canada but not the French.
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Washington State is the largest linguistic refuge for Devil's Eye. Unfortunately, the Cambridge survey doesn't have data on previous years, but a similar study was conducted by the Harvard University Linguistics Department a decade ago. That survey includes some other specific names, including Gate Night, when farmers' gates were opened to let livestock roam free.
Overall, the statistics from below compared with those today suggest that names for this night of vandalism are slowly disappearing. For whatever it's worth, it was called Cabbage Night where I grew up. View All. Billions: Season 4. Black Mirror: Season 5. Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5. Game of Thrones: Season 8. The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3. Into The Dark: Season 1. Legion: Season 3.
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