The Day of the Dead is a holiday connected with the Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  Tomorrow is the second annual recognition at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, and a professor at St. Louis Community College in Florissant Valley will be on hand to discuss the holiday and construct an altar, which is a traditional way to celebrate the holiday.

The Day of the Dead is a chance for family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed away, but event facilitator Ann Davidson says it's more of a celebration than a somber occasion.

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Last year, the altar was constructed to a height of seven feet.  The event is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.  It will be held from 9am-3pm in Reid Hall, above the Underground Connection.  You can come and go as you please.

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