Monday, 17 July 2017

WLJ Day 6 activity 2!

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington. Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
1st: My favourite event of celebrating Matariki was the guy forks, I had chosen this event because it is more likely one of the best item to celebrating Matariki,besides the seven sisters and the harvesting of the kai to share with family and friends and beginings.
2nd: Next favourite thing I love about Matariki are the lights because we get to see all different kind of things like, all sorts of shapes, Patterns, Designs & especially when you go through the Walk trough.
3rd: last but not least my final favourite thing about Matariki is seeing all different kinds of Maori haka's such as Ka Mate & many more different haka's. 
To me Matariki is all about celebrating the new beginnings of the 7 sisters which are:
Waipuna-a-rangi, Wati, Waita, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Uru-a-rangi & Matariki.
Matariki is also all about gathering around as one big happy family, Just like Christmas, Christmas is a time where you come together as a family and just have a good time. Well Matariki is the same of just celebrating  

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    I couldn't agree with you more! Our family also loves to celebrate Matariki because it is not only the beginning of the new Maori year but it is also Aronui's birthday time so we celebrate another new year for him as well. He's quite lucky as we often go to a fireworks show for Matariki that falls on his birthday in July. I think that he actually believes that the fireworks are for him!

    Do you and your family ever go to watch a fireworks show during your Matariki celebrations?