Cabbage Night
Cabbage Night
Brenda Comstock
Thursday, October 25, 2018

 Some towns, called Halloween “Cabbage Night.”

Cabbage Night originated from a Scottish fortune-telling game where young girls used cabbage stumps to predict information about their future husbands. In early Framingham, Massachusetts, teens skipped the fortune-telling and simply went around throwing cabbage at their neighbors’ houses, according to Framingham Legends & Lore. This was no isolated tradition: according to “Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure.” During the late 19th century, country boys reportedly rejoiced in throwing cabbage, corn and assorted rotten vegetables.