Matariki

Matariki

te whetū tapu o te tau

Book - 2017 | Maori
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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. What is Matariki? Why did Māori observe Matariki? How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? This book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and clebrated in our modern society.
Publisher: Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand :, Huia,, 2017.
©2017
Branch Call Number: 394.26 MAT
Characteristics: xii, 125 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour) ;,24 cm
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Text in Māori .

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