It's All Hallows Eve and time to get your spook on! Whether you're taking the kids out trick-or-treating, having a scary movie marathon, or heading to the graveyard for a seance, Halloween is a lot of fun to celebrate. But how much do you really know about the scariest night of the year?

Thanks to Fact Retriever, I found a bunch of fun tidbits about October 31st, so here are seven spooky facts to help you get in the Halloween spirit!

  1. The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
  2. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween because orange is a symbol of strength and endurance, while black is typically a symbol of death and darkness.
  3. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  4. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  5. The mask Michael Myers wears in Halloween is a William Shatner Star Trek mask.
  6. Looking in a mirror at midnight on Halloween was thought to reveal a boyfriend's face.
  7. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman”.

You can check out more fun facts about All Hallows Eve on Fact Retriever's list of 40 Spooky Facts.