Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, which is taken as the beginning of the Maori new year.  Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Heaven-bound kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, which is taken as the beginning of the Maori new year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Heaven-bound kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

Best Matariki books for Primary +  FREE follow activity sheets  {Green Grubs Garden Club Blog}

Best Matariki books for Primary + FREE follow activity sheets {Green Grubs Garden Club Blog}

Best Matariki books for Primary {  FREE follow up activity sheets} by Green Grubs Garden Club

Best Matariki books for Primary { FREE follow up activity sheets} by Green Grubs Garden Club

Mad Awesomeness in Rm 4 at Woodhill School: 7 sisters (Matariki constellation) triptychs (3 panel art works).

Mad Awesomeness in Rm 4 at Woodhill School: 7 sisters (Matariki constellation) triptychs (3 panel art works).

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