You’ve got your costume, your spooky snacks, and your entire house is decorated to maximum Halloween capacity. Despite the fact that Halloween is your favorite, how much do you *really* know about this centuries-old holiday? Below are 25 facts about Halloween’s traditions, history, and origins. You might be surprised to learn where the jack-o-lantern came from, or why owls are associated with Halloween in the first place. Take off your terrifying Halloween mask for a moment to read these fascinating facts, and be prepared to have your mind blown by #23.