Matariki : the star of the year / Rangi Matamua.

By: Matamua, Rangi [author.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 127 pages : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits ; 24 cmISBN: 9781775503255 ; 1775503259Subject(s): Matariki | New Year -- New Zealand | Tātai arorangi | Whānau mārama | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Rites and ceremonies | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Ahu māra | Tikanga | Pūrākau | Matariki (Tātai whetū) | Matariki (Whetū)Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (Pages 113-121) and index.

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.

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