Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Matariki Maori New Year

Matariki, or Maori New Year  celebrations were once popular, but they stopped in the 1940s. Only a few people took part. Traditionally, Matariki was a time to remember those who had died in last year. But it was also a happy event. Matariki was a time for singing, dancing and feasting. It is celebrated more often these days.   Matariki                                                              The Pleiades/Matariki cluster.                                                                                                                                 

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