Thursday, 13 July 2017

🀝🏻 The Maori Tradition Greeting (A.K.A Hongi) 🀝🏻

In New Zealand When someone famous or important visit us or when we are doing a ceremonies we have a special Maori tradition greeting called Hongi. The Hongi is presented by pressing one's nose and forehead at the same time to another unexpectedly. In the Hongi the breath of life is exchanged.
The breath of life can also be information as the sharing of both people's souls. The tradition of  sharing the breath of life is something to have com directly from the God.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

🌠🌠🌠Matariki 🌠🌠🌠

Last week, Room 12 were learning about Matariki and how it is special to Maori people. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. Matariki rises in mid winter (during late May or early June.) For many Maori, it heralds the start of a new year. Some celebrations last up to at least three days or less, possibly more. Many people around New Zealand fly kites, light fireworks, perform a kapa haka and have special dances at festivals. Matariki is really an special event to be remembered, carried on in the future and to be celebrated.