Cabbage Night

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  • Perhaps from the use of rotten cabbages in pranks on this night.
  • Perhaps because some towns used to pile all the left-over cabbage from the fields and light a bonfire on the night before Halloween.

Proper noun[edit]

Cabbage Night (plural Cabbage Nights)

  1. (around New York City, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and especially upstate New York and Vermont) A particular night, commonly the night of the 30th to the 31st of October, during which young people play pranks and do mischief in their neighborhoods.