Matariki – Maori New Year

June 7, 2007 at 10:44 am | Posted in Library_News | Leave a comment

Matariki is the name given by Maori to the Pleiades star cluster, which rises once a year low in the north-eastern horizon, just before dawn, around the end of May. Maori New Year usually begins around the time of the first full moon after Matariki first becomes visible, this year it’s June 18th.

If you want to find out more about this celebrated event click here to see what resources the library has.


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