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Does matariki always occur at the same time every year?

When is Matariki For many Māori, it is the start of a new year. The rise of Matariki marks the end of the Maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar) and is the beginning of the new year. Matariki is not always celebrated at the same time. Māori tribes celebrated Matariki at different times.

What season is Matariki celebrated?

In the Māori language, Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late June or early July.

How long is Matariki?

15 days

Is Matariki just in New Zealand?

Matariki is a star cluster which appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months. Matariki has different names around the world. In English, it is called by its ancient Greek name, Pleiades or the Seven Sisters.

What is moon phase now?

Moon Phases 2021 – Lunar Calendar for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Current Time: Apr 24, 2021 at 9:07:16 am
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon: Apr 27, 2021 at 1:31 pm (Next Phase)
First Quarter: Apr 20, 2021 at 4:58 pm (Previous Phase)

What is the Māori name for the moon?


What is Whiro the god of?

Whiro-te-tipua (Whiro, or Hiro in the Tuamotus) is the lord of darkness and embodiment of all evil in Māori mythology. He inhabits the underworld and is responsible for the ills of all persons, a contrast to his brother and enemy Tāne.

What phase is the moon in today NZ?

Moon Phases 2021 – Lunar Calendar for Auckland, New Zealand (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Current Time: Jun 22, 2021 at 4:38:24 pm
Moon Phase Tonight: Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon: Jun 25, 2021 at 6:39 am (Next Phase)
First Quarter: Jun 18, 2021 at 3:54 pm (Previous Phase)

What is Maramataka Maori?

The maramataka, which translates to ‘the moon turning’, follows the movement of the moon throughout each month rather than the sun. Traditionally, the maramataka didn’t mark months as we do now, it followed two seasons, Raumati (summer) and Takurua/Hōteke (winter).

How many phases of the moon are there?

eight phases

What was Maramataka used for?

The Maramataka is the traditional Māori lunar calendar. It was used to guide planting, harvesting, fishing, and hunting. Maramataka translates as ‘moon rotating’.

How do you say months in Maori?

Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H….Months of the Māori calendar.

Māori English
Hakihea Tihema December
Kohi-tātea Hānuere January
Hui-tanguru Pēpuere February
Poutū-te-rangi Maehe March

Who created Maramataka?

The maramataka came to Aotearoa with the first Polynesian migrants who arrived 800 to 1000 years ago. The first people would later become the indigenous Māori. By the time of the first Europeans arrived, every tribal group had developed its own unique maramataka based on the environment they lived in.