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GUEST,glueman Folklore: Mischief Night (14) Mischief Night 19 Oct 10


A recent Fortean Times article put me in mind of Roud's 'The English Year', with regional variations on Halloween, such as Punkie Night and Mischief Night. MN may have been widespread but appears to have become limited to (roughly) the Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire coalfields by the mid C20th. I remember it as a child but it has all but succumbed to the plastic version of Halloween we now 'enjoy'.

Does mischief night and its variations endure or have stolen gateposts and 'spirit knocking' all gone?


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