Matariki is a cluster of stars that has different names depending on what country.
What is Matariki?
Matariki is a celebration for the Maori New Year. It is a time for you and your whanau to reflect on sad and happy times. It is also a time to look ahead of the future. Matariki usually comes in late May or early June. This year (2022), Matariki is confirmed as a public holiday in New Zealand.
The 9 Stars
Like what I wrote for the Introduction, Matariki is a cluster of stars; About that, Matariki´s cluster of stars only has nine. Some people might believe it has seven. I believe there are nine. Here are the nine stars:
When they are told as seven, Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-rangi are gone.
How we can Celebrate Matariki
As because it is the Maori New Year, it is a celebration for the Maori people. We can celebrate Matariki by…
- Having fun with kites in the air.
- Having a party/gathering.
- Having Matariki Storytimes.
- Or having kai with your whanau
Matariki is a time to reflect on sad and happy times. It is also a time to look ahead of the future. I feel lucky and proud about Matariki. How do you feel about Matariki?
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