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Halloween Is For Everyone

"Mischief night"


The night before Halloween, known in some areas as "Mischief night" or "Devil's Night," is often associated with destructive activities performed by adolescents. Some of the acts range from minor vandalism to theft, or even violence. Many youths involved in mischief night would be considered too old for traditional trick-or-treating. The most common wrong-doing is trashing people's houses, lawns, and trees within property with tons of toilet paper.

A dialect survey (http://hcs.harvard.edu/~golder/dialect/staticmaps/q_110.html) begun in 1999 by Harvard University indicates that there are a number of terms for this particular day of the year, but that the vast majority (70.38%) have no special word for it.



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