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What are the traditions of Matariki?

What are the traditions of Matariki?

Matariki is traditionally a time to get together to share kai harvested from past seasons. Cook a mid-winter feast for friends and whānau using traditional Māori vegetables such as kumara, kamo kamo, taro, puha and uwhi. There are many other delicious foods you could cook as well.

What does Mānawatia a Matariki mean?

So Rangi and Hēmi developed the phrase Mānawatia a Matariki – meaning to honour, acknowledge, and welcome in Matariki. “It’s important that if we’re going to celebrate something that comes out of a Māori context, we use the correct terms and the correct language around the celebration.”

How do you say Happy Matariki?

say “happy Matariki” in te reo Māori by saying “Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori”.

What time can I see Matariki?

The best time to see Matariki The early hours of the morning before the sun rises is the best times to look for Matariki. According to NIWA, those in the North Island and eastern South Island will find the best views of Matariki on Friday and Saturday mornings.

What are 5 ways you can celebrate Matariki?

How to celebrate Matariki at home Me pēhea te whakanui i a Matariki i te kāinga

  • Enjoy a mid-winter feast with friends and whānau.
  • Light a candle.
  • Write down your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the year ahead.
  • Go outside!
  • Play games and tell stories.
  • Organise a neighbourhood ritual.

How do Māori celebrate Matariki?

Traditionally, Matariki festivities included lighting ritual fires, making offerings and various celebrations to farewell the dead, honour ancestors and celebrate life. Nowadays, people all across Aotearoa come together to remember their ancestors, share (kai) food, sing songs, tell stories and play music.

What does Ngā mihi o Matariki Te Tau Hou Māori mean?

Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy new year! The rise of the star cluster Matariki signals the start of the Māori New Year. Discover. Matariki.

When can you see Matariki 2021?

In 2021 the Matariki star cluster rose in the morning skies on July 2, beginning a month of celebration. And on June 24, 2022 the festivities become an annual public holiday.

How is Matariki celebrated at home?

Celebrating Matariki at home Invite your neighbours around for a chat and a cuppa. Reflect on your connection to te taiao, our natural environment. Get out into nature, appreciate its beauty, and think about ways you can help it flourish. Share stories with whānau and friends and reminisce on loved ones lost.

What are Matariki kites?

Kites and Matariki Kites were often flown at Matariki, but also at other times: They were used to work out what the gods wanted the people to do. They were a way of sending messages to people far away, both to living people who were far away and people who had died. People had kite flying competitions.

Is Hiwa-i-te-Rangi a girl?

Hiwa-i-te-rangi, a whetū in the Matariki cluster, is the youngest child of Rehua and Matariki. Hiwa-i-te-rangi represents our aspirations for a prosperous season ahead. She is connected to looking forward – planning to succeed, hopes for future growth and holding on to a prosperous vision of our future.