I think that either term applies - Hollowe'en because we hollow out the pumpkins for the "weens" - the wee wains and that's pretty exciting. It's a lot of fun to see the children get dressed up and for many adults - it's fun to be children again and get dressed up.
I don't actually go hunting for ghosts, though many do and where would we be, if we didn't have a foot in another world.
Tomorrow is Samhain, and All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead in Spanish countries. I guess it's that time of year. The harvest is over, the fields are stubble and we wait for the cloak of winter.
There is this sense of an hiatus...a time of loose ends....and maybe the spirits sense this and start disturbing our "peace." Cats are always a little more restless these days. Weird things seem to happen. I wonder if it is a more creative time for artist?
Whatever it is...I love events and celebrations....festivities and reasons to break the normal - "hum drum" of daily existence.
Happy hollow - hallowe'en