Matariki : Te Whetū Tapu o te Tau /

Matamua, Rangi,

Matariki : Te Whetū Tapu o te Tau / Rangi Matamua. - 125 pages : photographs ; 24 cm

"In midwinter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Māori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did Māori observe Matariki? How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? There has been a resurgence of interest in and celebration of Matariki, and this book provides accessible information about its meaning and significance, how to locate Matariki and when, traditional customs and knowledge regarding Matariki and current-day practices"--Publisher information.


New Year--New Zealand.
Astronomy, Māori.
Māori (New Zealand people)--Social life and customs.
Māori (New Zealand people)--Rites and ceremonies.
Māori (New Zealand people)--History.
Māori (New Zealand people)--Folklore.
Whānau mārama
Ahu māra


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