The Spanish Club at Missouri Western State University will host a Day of the Dead celebration at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Spratt Hall, room 205. The celebration is free and open to the public.

Day of the Dead is an annual Hispanic holiday similar to Halloween, but with an emphasis on remembering friends and family who have died.

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