Matariki: The Star of the Year (Paperback)
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In mid-winter, 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. These include:
What is Matariki?
Why did Māori observe Matariki?
How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki?
When and how should Matariki be celebrated?