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Celebrating Matariki at All Saints

Matariki as a Seasonal Festival

Matariki
Matariki – the Pleides

Matariki is a traditional Maori mid-winter festival and marks the beginning of a new year for Maori.  it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life.  This is a theme in many cultures – a mid winter festival celebrating hope in the midst of darkness, and a turning towards the growing light of a new year. Continue reading Celebrating Matariki at All Saints