About Mischief Night
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on October 30
Mischief Night is today, errrr tonight! This October 30 holiday falls on the night before Halloween. This night is a warm-up to Halloween night. It is an evening when people traditionally participate in harmless (please) mischief. We stress harmless or innocent mischief. Other forms of mischief can lead to big trouble. Even seemingly harmless mischief can be the source of problems.
This night is discouraged by law enforcement organizations. The mischief is sometimes less than funny and can even lead to vandalism or destruction.
Important: We neither encourage nor endorse participation in this day. Why risk getting in trouble??
Have a happy, safe, and harmless Mischief Night.
Historically, Common Forms of Mischief Tonight Include:
- Soaping windows
- Egging houses and cars
- Tossing a few rotten tomatoes
- Toilet papering house trees, etc.
- Knocking on doors, then running away
How to Celebrate Mischief Night
Cause a little mischief. Just remember, it must be harmless. DO NOT hurt anyone or damage property.
Have a Mischief party. Invite friends and have some fun.
Thought for Today
“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.’ – – Clint Eastwood
History and Origin of Mischief Night
Mischief Night appears to have roots in England back to the nineteenth century. Some documentation we found suggests it is celebrated on Halloween night. The majority of sources say this is an October 30 holiday.
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