Mudcat Café message #379730 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29667   Message #379730
Posted By: MARINER
22-Jan-01 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Knocky Door Ginger
Subject: RE: Knocky Door Ginger
In my part of Ireland, Wexford town, around Hallowe'en a tradition now died out was Cabbage Stump Night.You simply raided the local gardens( people grew their own veggies in those days)for the biggest Cabbage Stumps you could find and then ran from door to door bashing them as hard as possible.This always happened on Hallowe'en, why I don't know.Around the same time, we bobbed for apples, this was fairly widespread and was known as "dip night".Another favourite was tying two doors together and knocking both at the same time.Ah! those innocent days of youth.