Matariki

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Matariki is a celebration in Aotearoa New Zealand that is taking on greater significance in the country. This year the festivities become an annual public holiday. Hashtag: #Matariki

Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster.

In 2022 the Matariki star cluster rise in the morning skies on June 24, beginning a month of celebration.

2022
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals date of first Matariki public holiday
New Zealand creates public holiday to celebrate Māori new year
New Matariki public holiday date to move around like Easter, date for 2022 to be announced

Elsewhere on the Web
Beginner’s Guide to finding Matariki (2008)
matarikifestival.org.nzFacebook
matarikiwaikato.nz
mytauranga.co.nz/matariki
waitomo.com/whats-on/matariki-ki-waitomo
When to observe Matariki

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