Thursday, 2 July 2015


What is matariki
Martariki is an important event in new zealand for maoris because maori new year. It is a traditional event past to generation  and generation to celebrate the people that past away.A cluster of stars appears in the sky  ancient greek people call the stars Pleiades but other people call the group 7 sisters.

One Story of the Origins of Matariki
Tawhirimatea was distraught because his siblings separated his parents..He was frustrated so he hurled his eyes to the sky that made stars.

How to see matariki?
On a late may or june a northeast horizon suddenly appears.Half an hour before dawn stars appear.

Maori New Year - Traditional Celebrations
On june winter begins and the harvest  ends. So you need to collect the crops like kumara and riwai.The food we collect is plentiful for feasts.migration of fish  swim to the north.

Maori New Year - Traditional Celebrations

Some days there are special celebrations for the maori new year. Like flying a traditional maori kite for all maori new years. Also a family get together to remember our ancestors and sometimes they dance and sing.     

maori new Year today

they also celebrate by concretes and fireworks.Plus hot air ballons and orthere stuff.Mostly they do it with family.
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