Pages

Thursday, 6 July 2017

๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ Matariki ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ 

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment