Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Stars of Matariki

Have you ever seen of seven bright, shiny, sparkly stars? If you answered yes, you probably saw Matariki, a group of seven stars.
Matariki is the Maori New Year. There is much to celebrate. The stars can be seen in Aotearoa for most of the year but they travel away in late April and are back in Aotearoa in late May or early June. When the come and the new moon ha risen, Matariki has started.
We can do all sorts of things to celebrate Matariki. Different families celebrate in different ways.
A few things to celebrate Matariki are weaving flax into things like flax animals, dolls and plaits. We can make kites and the cool thin about that is the kite can be anything you want like a taniwha or butterfly.
Matariki, the Maori New Year, is an amazing time of the year.
Written by Kate

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you used Maori words and adjectives about Maori New Year.