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Nut-Crack Night

October 31st is best known as Halloween, but in Scotland and Northern England, it was also known as Nut-Crack Night. During the Regency, you would throw two hazelnuts into a fire — one represented you and one your love. You would say the rhyme:

If you hate me spite and fly
If you love me burn away

If the nuts flew apart, you knew you weren’t meant to be, but if they burned next to each other, you knew it was true love.

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