Monday, 3 July 2017



In early June or late May Matariki is celebrated. Matariki is known as the  Maori New Year. It is also called The Eye of God, Tiny Eyes, or Pleiades.

There  are seven stars -
  • Ururangi
  • Tupua- rangi
  • Waita
  • Matariki
  • Waipuna a  rangi
  • Tupau-nuku
Matariki is celebrated by gathering with whanua & remebering  those  who have pasted. They also have a feast and celebrate by dancing & singing.

Matariki is celebrated by the Maori. It is also known to be the Maori New Year.

You can also see Matariki with your own eye but if you have a telescope you’ll be able to see it closer.

Pleiades can only be seen in New zealand.

Matariki in other languages:
Tongan - Mataliki
Samoan - Mataili
Hawaiian - Makail’l
Japanese - Sabaru

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  1. Hi Davarni,

    Nice image of Matariki. I really like the facts you did about Matariki and the matariki in other languages. Keep up the hard work your doing Davarni!!!.

    1. Hey Fusi,

      Hope your doing well in your learning too. Keep learning and never give up.