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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.

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Azahar and welcome to the Winter Learning Journey programme. It is awesome that you have joined us this year!

    I really enjoyed reading your DLO about the 'Hongi.' I had never seen anyone use the Hongi as a formal greeting until I moved to New Zealand. In Canada (where I was born and raised), we usually shake hands with one another and/or give each other a hug as a way of saying hello.

    How do you greet your friends and family? Do you have a special way of saying hello?

    I hope that you will continue to blog with us over the coming weeks. I can't wait to see what you learn next...

    Let the adventure begin!

    Cheers,
    Rachel

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