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October Tea Chat Celebrates Day of the Dead

by Brea Aamoth on October 6th, 2015

A Cream Tea & Chat with JoAnn Aguirre

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center celebrates Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at the next Tea Chat with JoAnn Aguirre on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. As one of Mexico’s most distinctive holidays, Day of the Dead is considered to be a cheerful celebration to honor deceased loved ones and has become wildly popular around the world. Inspired by Mexican traditions, this Tea Chat will focus on the history and practices of this colorful holiday with an interactive presentation followed by delicious teas and treats that reflect Day of the Dead customs. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring photos and mementos of loved ones who have passed away.

Aguirre is of Mexican decent on her mother’s side and grew up with the basic knowledge of this holiday while being raised in Southern California. However, it wasn’t until college that she became interested in her heritage and began exploring her ancestry and cultural traditions. She shares her knowledge of this festive holiday along with over twenty years of experience in tea.

Tickets for this event are $15 for members and $23 for non-members and can be purchased by visiting ‘Imiloa’s Guest Services Desk or by calling (808) 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i.
It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at

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