Whether You Call It Mischief, Cabbage, or Goosey Night, Here’s The Story Of A New Jersey Tradition
I spent every October 30th in New Jersey for decades until one year when I decided to visit family out of state for Halloween. I asked my hospitable hosts if my car would be safe. From what? Silly string, toilet paper, or worse…eggs. Following a few strange looks, I learned that Mischief Night is a Jersey thing.
In recent years, cops have cracked down on the tradition and kids are more interested in online mischief. I remember growing up and seeing toilet paper all over town. Now, it’s just a few trees. Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? Did you celebrate Mischief Night growing up? What did you call it? Share your stories and thoughts in the comments.
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Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.