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Matariki Celebrations Commence with Public Holiday in New Zealand

Matariki Celebrations Commence with Public Holiday in New Zealand

Matariki, the Mฤori New Year, is being celebrated in New Zealand with a public holiday this Friday for the second time. The reappearance of the Matar

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Matariki, the Mฤori New Year, is being celebrated in New Zealand with a public holiday this Friday for the second time. The reappearance of the Matariki star cluster holds cultural significance for Mฤori as a time for reflection, celebration, and preparation. Professor Rangi Mฤtฤmua, a leading authority on Matariki, emphasizes that the celebration is not limited to Mฤori and holds universal value as a time to remember loved ones, embrace festivities, and plan for the future. The festivities this year have been more regionally focused, with an emphasis on maintaining the holiday’s core values of remembrance and national identity. In addition, meteorologists have provided insights into the best places and times to view the Matariki star cluster.

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