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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Matariki

Matariki

Matariki is about a group of stars which you would call the seven sisters. It is also known to be the traditional Maori New year.
The Maori new year is marked by the rise of Matariki and sighting of the next full moon.
The Matariki can be seen in the winter solstice in the eastern sky. Which this year it can be seen around the 14th of June.
Matariki is celebrated with education, remembrance and the planting of new trees and plants signaling the new beginnings. By the meaning of education, schools participate the maori new year with flax weaving, learning a haka, making seven stars and for the little kids they color in the stars.
The celebration lasts for 3 days after the new moon had risen following Matariki bec
oming visible.

In room 21 and room 22 we were celebrating Matariki by making clay necklaces that represents something.
Hook: Strengt
Twist: Friendship
Heart:Friendship
Square/ circle:Future

By Louisa

4 comments:

  1. Interesting blog Louisa great job

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  2. It was fun making pendants out of clay!
    I hope you enjoyed it too!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :0

    Sahville

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  3. That was a awesome day! But the clay-like thing dries up super quick, mine got all cracked up!



    Isabella

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  4. I love the things you are macking out of clay
    from 3/4ac Watsonia primary school melbourne.

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