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    Tonight is Devil's Night...

    ..or Mischief Night, or Gate Night..the night before Halloween. What do they call it where you live? And what happens?
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    Tonight is the night that I try not to eat the Halloween candy I bought for the trick-or-treaters! And watch Charlie Brown.
    2014 feels like a creepy uncle who keeps trying to kiss me. I want to dodge it as much as possible!

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    All the days and nights belong to the one true God. The devil just likes the night yet has no claim on it.

    Having said that, I am looking forward to taking my kids trick-or-treating...which is a fun American tradition....regardless of its original inspiration.
    All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettySquareGal
    Tonight is the night that I try not to eat the Halloween candy I bought for the trick-or-treaters! And watch Charlie Brown.
    Same here. No one bothers my house, I think the kids are scared to because they know I'll turn the hose on them if I catch them in my yard.

    Tomorrow night, we'll hand out candy and watch Ghosthunters.

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    Well, where I am, they call it Gate Night which will unfortunately involve eggs being thrown, shaving cream etc. As a kid in the Bronx I'd never heard of any of this...Halloween itself was the day that all the mischief went down!
    I'll also be watching The Great Pumpkin with my gal and our 2 year old tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBopBaby
    Tomorrow night, we'll hand out candy and watch Ghosthunters.
    Right on! I'll be doing the same exact thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flat-top
    ..or Mischief Night, or Gate Night..the night before Halloween. What do they call it where you live? And what happens?

    Where I'm from, I don't think it's anything. Enough mischief goes can on All Hallows Eve, we don't need a warmup day.

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    Oct 31st is All Hallow's Eve, summers end, Oidche Shamhna
    and once again, no I'm not wiccan or neo-pagan.
    We dress-up and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, then have a bonfire.

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    Where I grew up (rural Yorkshire) Mischief Night (or Miggy Night, as kids called it!) was HUGE, a much bigger deal than halloween. The big events were 'miggy night' and then 'bonfire night' on the 5th November.

    In London, where I live now, no one has heard of Mischief night. Weird, huh?

    Since Walmart became the biggest supermarket in the vicinity of my old village, Halloween is much bigger now, as the supermarket is full of costumes and candies for the whole of October.

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    All Hallows Eve and the Day of the Dead is when the veil between the living and the dead is at it's thinnest. I consider it a celebration of our loved ones that have passed on, a time to remember and to celebrate life.
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