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Friday, June 28, 2019

How do people celebrate Matariki? BY FINE

How do people celebrate Matariki?


Matariki is a Maori new year. Maori  in New Zealand celebrate Matariki. 


Whanau gathering- This is a time when extended whanau get together to celebrate
the beginning of the Maori new year.


Preparing Matariki Breakfast - People get up early in the morning before the sun rises.
And make lots of food for their whanau and look up at the stars.  


Harvesting crops - It is a time when you get ripe crops in the field and grow new crops.


Flying Kites - People make special Flying kites by using flax or strikes and have competition.


Fishing - It is a time to fish and cook it for you and your big whanau and eat it under
the night sky.


remember ancestors - It is a time to remember the ancestors who is gone and to
remember the good times that they had with them.


Narrating Legereds - It’s also a time to tell the little ones a Matariki legends. 


Pepe rama - These are paper lanterns that are flown in the sky at night. These are
flown for their ancestors who had passed away. People also go to where graves to
put food and flowers.


    


      

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