Wednesday, 6 June 2018

What is Matariki

What is Matariki
Matariki begins in the last few days of May,
Some iwi, or Family's start celebrations when
Matariki is first seen, however it is the first new
moon after Matariki that officially signals the
Maori New Year.

Some people celebrate the New Year on the day
the new moon rises, and others celebrate on the
day after the new moon. Celebrations can last up
to 3 days. The Matariki new moon happens
sometime in June.     

Matariki is the Maori name for a group of seven
stars known as the Pleiades star appears in may or june it signifies the start of the maori new year it is celebrated nationwide the stars represent the eyes of the gods matriki is our aotearoa pacific new year it's a special time when friends and family gather together and have a delicious kai.  

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